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Russia Loses Olympic Silver After Failed PED Test


The Court of Arbitration for Sport says a Russian boxer and Romanian weightlifter will lose medals from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics after failing doping tests at the games.

Misha Aloian won a flyweight silver medal in a bout on the final day of the Olympics in August and tested positive for the banned stimulant tuaminoheptane.… Continue Reading...

Pitt-Johnstown athletes stay drug free

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NCAA officials have a strict policy on performance-enhancing drugs and street drugs.

The NCAA considers performance-enhancing drugs different from street drugs. Drugs taken that could have adverse effects on a student athlete include marijauna, cocaine and heroin are considered street drugs.

The penalty for testing positive for street drugs is losing half a year of eligibility for the first offense.… Continue Reading...

Lance Armstrong might have to pay $100 million in damages for using performance-enhancing drugs

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Cyclist Lance Armstrong is set to go on trial for a case dating back to 2010  for his use of performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling days, which saw him win the Tour de France seven times from 1999 to 2005. While Armstrong has been stripped of all his Tour de France titles, he may also have to pay $100 million in damages to the U.S Postal Service who sponsored Armstrong’s cycling team from 2000 to 2004.… Continue Reading...

Experts warn of the need to control doping in amateur athletes

A study led by the University of Granada (UGR) has shown that doping is not only a problem exclusive to professional sports, but also occurs in amateur sports.

A study led by the University of Granada (UGR) has shown that doping is not only a problem exclusive to professional sports, but also occurs in amateur sports

In an article published in The Sport Psychologist journal, researchers warn that it is necessary to increase control over the doping problem also in popular cycling, conducting campaigns to raise awareness and prevent the consumption of performance-enhancement drugs (PEDs).… Continue Reading...

ROSS TUCKER: about to become the first athlete jailed for doping

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GIRMAY Birahun is a little-known Ethiopian marathon runner who will soon hold a unique and unwanted distinction — he will be the first athlete sent to jail for doping. He tested positive for meldonium and, in terms of a new Ethiopian Athletics policy will spend three years in prison for his “crime”.

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Doping among youth athletes is on the rise

Doping among youth athletes is on the rise, according to a report in Indian newspaper, The Hindustan Times, earlier this month.

Based on figures provided by a newsletter from India’s National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), numerous youth athletes recently failed doping tests, including a high-jumper, shot-putter and thrower. The report adds that 20 of the more than 80 Indian athletes to fail doping tests in 2016 were in high school or college.… Continue Reading...

Bridge players and anglers caught with performance-enhancing drugs


3.6 per cent of bridge players have been caught with prohibited substances in their body, according to new figures from WADA

Anglers and people who play bridge and billiards have been caught with prohibited substances in their body, according to new figures from the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Some 3.6 per cent of bridge players, 1.1 per cent of billiards players and a whopping 10.6 per cent of those who take part in casting events in angling were recorded as producing “an adverse analytical finding”, The Daily Telegraph reported.… Continue Reading...

Univ of Nebraska – Lincoln accused of selling/using steroids

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A University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor is in jail on suspicion of buying and selling steroids.

Investigators got a complaint in August that Jeffrey McCray, 43, of 1830 N. 58th St., was using and selling anabolic steroids for bodybuilding competitions, according to a probable cause affidavit for his arrest.

McCray is an associate professor at the Glenn Korff School of Music.

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Golfer sanctioned for PED violation after eating ‘contaminated meat’

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Mathias Eggenberger

The International Golf Federation has determined that Swiss amateur Mathias Eggenberger violated its anti-doping policy while competing at the 2016 World Amateur Team Championships in Mexico.

His offense? Eating “contaminated meat” containing low levels of clenbuterol, a banned substance.

Although the investigation into the incident concluded that Eggenberger was guilty of “no fault or negligence,” the IGF nonetheless disqualified Eggenberger’s individual competition results and penalized Switzerland’s team.… Continue Reading...

Premier Boxing fighter tests positive for steroid stanozolol

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Heavyweight Andrzej Wawrzyk, who was due to challenge Deontay Wilder for his world title on Feb. 25 in the main event of a Premier Boxing Champions card on Fox in prime time, has tested positive for the anabolic steroid stanozolol.

Wawrzyk and Wilder were being randomly tested — blood and urine — under the rules of the WBC’s Clean Boxing Program, which is overseen by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association.… Continue Reading...