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Reinstating Russia to global sporting stage a betrayal of clean athletes, says WADA’s ex-lead investigator

WADA is facing backlash for reinstating Russia following the state-sponsored doping scandal.
                     WADA is facing backlash for reinstating Russia following the state-sponsored doping scandal. Credit: AP

The World Anti-Doping Agency’s recent decision to reinstate Russia following the largest cheating scandal in the history of sport is a betrayal of clean athletes, writes the organisation’s former lead investigator Jack Robertson.

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Golden Knights defenseman suspended 20 games for violating NHL’s PED policy

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Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Nate Schmidt has been suspended 20 games for violating the NHL’s performance-enhancing drug policy, the league announced Sunday.

After being selected in the expansion draft last June by the Golden Knights from the Washington Capitals, Schmidt quickly became Vegas’ top defenseman during its run to the Stanley Cup Final. 

Schmidt said issuing a statement on this was “surreal” and said he has “only used supplements provided by my NHL team and I have always been extremely careful about what I put in my body.… Continue Reading...

Major Japanese Newspaper Tells Taylor’s Story

The sports reporter that traveled to North Texas from Tokyo tells us that anabolic steroid use is also a growing problem among Japan’s youth!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hughes honored to help Hooton end PED use

CINCINNATI — A group that works to eradicate performance-enhancing drugs like steroids in all sports, the Taylor Hooton Foundation actively recruits Major League Baseball players to help spread its message. The foundation announced this weekend that its advisory board of active players reached a record 38 players.

That includes Reds reliever Jared Hughes and outfielder Adam Duvall.… Continue Reading...

Gardner proud of anti-PED work with Hooton

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Yankees outfielder, along with Walker, Gardner proud of work with Hooton Foundation foundation’s advisory board

NEW YORK — The Taylor Hooton Foundation is widely acknowledged as the leader in the advocacy against appearance- and performance-enhancing substance use by the youth of America, an initiative that both Brett Gardner and Neil Walker stand behind.… Continue Reading...

Semien reps A’s on Hooton board for 3rd year

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OAKLAND — Marcus Semien is proud to be on the advisory board of the Taylor Hooton Foundation, an organization that is dedicated to educating youth about the dangers of using performance-enhancing drugs. Last week, the foundation announced that its advisory board had reached a record 38 members, all active players across Major League Baseball.… Continue Reading...

Elvis Andrus (Rangers) promotes healthy lifestyle to youth

ARLINGTON — The 50 or so prep baseball players who showed up at Globe Life Park on Saturday morning got a crash course in doing things the right way as part of the National PLAY Campaign to promote the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.

The main message they got from the likes of Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus, head trainer Kevin Harmon and Don Hooton, whose son Taylor committed suicide after using anabolic steroids, was there are no shortcuts to success in baseball.… Continue Reading...

Vikings WR Cayleb Jones suspended 4 games for violating NFL PED policy

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The NFL has suspended Vikings wide receiver Cayleb Jones the first four games of the 2018 season for a violation of the league’s performance-enhancing substances policy.

Jones will be able to practice during the offseason and play in all preseason games, but will serve the four-game suspension without pay.

 The 25-year-old wide receiver is the older brother of Bills receiver Zay Jones and son of longtime NFL linebacker Robert Jones.… Continue Reading...

The new frontier of doping will modify athletes’ DNA

(CNN)In 2008, an Olympic year, Lee Sweeney’s phone was ringing nonstop.

For a busy physiologist at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, that may be expected, but the reason behind the calls wasn’t exactly run-of-the-mill.
The people on the other end of the line were athletes in search of a particular kind of fix: They wanted him to dope them — via their genes.… Continue Reading...

Professional Kayaker Banned For Sabotage, Spiking Rival’s Water With Steroids

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Japan’s Yasuhiro Suzuki competes in the men’s kayak single race at the 16th Asian Games in Guangdong province, China, November 25, 2010

A Japanese kayaker who spiked a rival’s drink with a banned steroid was barred from competing in the sport for eight years Tuesday and could face further sanctions including a lifetime ban. 

Yasuhiro Suzuki, 32, admitted to lacing rival Seiji Komatsu’s drink last year at the Canoe Sprint Japan Championships with a banned anabolic steroid.… Continue Reading...