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Anti-steroid advocate Don Hooton talks about impact Dr. Gary Wadler had on protecting kids

Dr. Gary Wadler, seen here testifying during a hearing on Capitol Hill to examine the use of steroids in baseball in 2005, died Tuesday. He was 78.

Dr. Gary Wadler, seen here testifying during a hearing on Capitol Hill to examine the use of steroids in baseball in 2005, died Tuesday. He was 78.

In the immediate aftermath of his son’s suicide in July 2003, when Don Hooton struggled to understand the hows and the whys connected to Taylor Hooton’s death, all the while navigating through unimaginable grief, Don Hooton says a comment a member of the Plano, Texas law enforcement had made to Don Hooton resonated loudly.… Continue Reading...

Dr. Gary I Wadler, doping expert, dead at 78

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Gary Wadler, the Long Island physician and early authority on performance-enhancing drugs in sports whose extensive resume of titles, appointments, memberships and honors included the International Olympic Committee’s President’s Prize, died Tuesday morning. He was 78.

Nancy Wadler said her husband had been suffering from Multiple System Atrophy, a rare neurodegenerative disorder, for more than five years and most recently had been in hospice care at their Port Washington apartment.… Continue Reading...

Obituary: THF Chairman Emeritus Dr. Gary Wadler passes away

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It is with great sadness that we share the news that our foundation friend, Dr. Gary I Wadler, has passed away.  Gary had been quite ill for a number of months.

Dr. Wadler was quite instrumental in the founding of the Taylor Hooton Foundation.  According to THF Founder and current Executive Chairman Don Hooton, “Following Taylor’s death, I reached out in search of the world’s medical experts on the subject of anabolic steroids.… Continue Reading...

American gold medalist Gil Roberts ingested banned substance after passionate kisses

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Gil Roberts has been cleared of doping after the Olympic gold medallist was found to have ingested a banned substance through kissing his girlfriend.

Winner of gold in the 4×400-meter relay at the Rio Games last year, the American sprinter tested positive for probenecid on March 24.

 The 28-year-old pleaded his innocence, telling the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) he contaminated the substance from his girlfriend, Alex Salazar – who had been taking medication to treat a sinus infection.… Continue Reading...

Doctor Accused of Prescribing Performance Enhancing Drugs to Nike Oregon Project Runners

 

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Doping allegations are nothing new for the Nike-sponsored Oregon Project. The most recent development: The U.S Anti-Doping Agency has served Dr. Jeffrey Stuart Brown, a Texas-based endocrinologist, an official notice of rules violations for allegedly prescribing thyroid hormone to some Oregon Project runners.

The New York Times reported on the story yesterday.
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Eight-Year Doping Ban Confirmed for Tyson Gay’s Former Coach

Jon Drummond, who won Olympic gold as part of the US’ 4x100m relay team in 2000, faces an eight-year ban.

United States Olympic sprint relay gold medalist Jon Drummond has had his eight-year doping ban for possession, trafficking and administration of illegal substances confirmed.

Drummond’s ban, backdated from December 17 in 2014, was announced in the latest International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) newsletter, which includes a list of the latest positive doping cases.… Continue Reading...

Russia Loses Olympic Silver After Failed PED Test

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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...

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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Bobsled champ banned for doping

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MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian bobsledder who won a gold medal at the 2014 Olympics has been banned for four years for doping.

Dmitry Trunenkov, who won the four-man bobsled at the Sochi Games, tested positive last year and has been banned by the Russian Bobsled Federation, the Russian Anti-Doping Agency said on Tuesday.… Continue Reading...

Doping: Usain Bolt loses Olympic gold medal

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GENEVA — Usain Bolt has lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals because of a doping case involving Jamaican teammate Nesta Carter.

The IOC said Wednesday that Carter tested positive for methylhexaneamine, a banned stimulant, in re-analysis of samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Olympic rules state that the entire relay team can be disqualified and stripped of medals if one runner fails a doping test.… Continue Reading...