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Study shows doping drug EPO gives no edge to serious cyclists

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The blood booster at the heart of the Lance Armstrong doping scandal does not improve real-world cycling performance, according to the most rigorous study yet of how the protein EPO affects athletes.

The results, published Thursday in the journal Lancet Haematology, might convince some to pay more attention to the harms of supposed performance-enhancing drugs by punching holes in the myths surrounding them, researchers said.

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The PED Lance Armstrong used was useless!

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Lance Armstrong ruined his career taking a banned drug that did nothing to boost his performance.

The disgraced cyclist was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles after he finally admitted he had cheated throughout his career.

Central to his sustained campaign of doping was the use of erythropoietin (EPO), which supposedly boosts red blood cells able to carry oxygen around the body.… 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...

Another British amateur cyclist has been banned for anti-doping offences

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41-year-old Ian Edmonds has been banned for all sport for four years.

After amateur rider Robin Townsend was handed a second four-year ban by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) earlier this week, another British amateur has been given the same.

Ian Edmonds, who rode for Mapperley Cycling Club, was banned for refusing to take an out-of-competition test in May 2016 after UK Border Force seized doping products that were addressed to him in early April.… Continue Reading...

Para-Olympic cyclist Michael Gallagher admits taking EPO

Gallagher returned a positive A-sample result for the blood booster EPO (Erythropoietin) in an out of competition test at a July training camp in Italy.

“Although the B sample is yet to be tested, It will not change the situation. I have done the wrong thing. People deserve an explanation and I want to give it,” he said in a Facebook post.… Continue Reading...

2012 samples re-tested. Cyclists test positive for steroids!

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Ekaterina Gnidenko of Russia is provisionally suspended from competition by the UCI after retest of 2012 Olympic Games sample returns positive for anabolic androgenic steroids

Cycling: Gregory Lovell Suspended 2 Years for Steroids, Pope Awaits Fate

Gregory Lovell and Byron Pope finished second and third in the 26th Annual Krem New Year’s Cycling Classic. It was a proud day for Belizean sports enthusiasts and a great way to start the year. Unfortunately, both cyclists later tested positive for banned substances in tests conducted on urine samples collected immediately after that race.… Continue Reading...

Doping by Amateurs: Sport’s next horizon

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The past few months have been traumatic for the world of athletics as it struggles to fight free of a suffocating doping and corruption scandal. On the flip side, it has been quite a turnaround for cycling, which has started to emerge from the dark days of the Lance Armstrong era and is now cited widely as a benchmark for the bosses of track and field.… Continue Reading...

Ben Foster “Definitely Damaged” Body by Taking Performance-Enhancing Drugs for Lance Armstrong Role

The actor wouldn’t name the drugs he took to research the role in ‘The Program,’ but says he was “doctor-supervised.”

Ben Foster went to extreme lengths to take on the role of Lance Armstrong in Stephen Frears’ The Program, admitting just a few weeks ago that he took performance-enhancing drugs as part of his research.But speaking to the BBC at the BFI London Film Festival, where the film had its European premiere, the actor said he felt the drugs had “definitely damaged” his body, even though he took them in a “contained, doctor-supervised manner.”

Foster wouldn’t name the drugs he took, except to say that they were “all legal,” or for how long he tried them.

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Ben Foster Reveals He Took Performance Enhancing Drugs to Play Lance Armstrong in The Program:’I’m Only Now Getting My Levels Back’

Ben Foster Took Steroids While Filming The Program

Ben Foster is known for going to the extremes to prepare himself for movie roles.

He ate dirt while playing a Navy SEAL in Lone Survivor, used glaucoma eye drops as a drug addict in Alpha Dog and he even lived on the streets of Los Angeles for his role as a homeless veteran in Rampart.… Continue Reading...