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Monday 28, Feb 2011

A-Rod may face punishment

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A-Rod may face punishmentBud Selig, the baseball commissioner, has warned that Alex Rodriguez may face a suspension in the wake of his admission.

Selig said in an interview with USA Today. “It was against the law, so I would have to think about that,” Selig told the newspaper. “It’s very hard. I’ve got to think about all that kind of stuff.”

Selig also said that he is mulling reinstating Hank Aaron as baseball’s career home run leader.

Monday 28, Feb 2011

Howard Johnson faces long ban

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Howard Johnson faces long banA high-profile trainer of jumps racehorses, Howard Johnson, has been charged with doping and horse welfare offences by the British Horseracing Authority.

Johnson has been the leading trainer at the Cheltenham Festival in 2005 and has been charged three separate offences of administering the banned anabolic steroid nandrolone to his horses.

The charges came to light during a post-mortem after Striking Article suffered an injury and was put down following a race at Musselburgh last February.

Monday 28, Feb 2011

Disgraced Olympian charged with possessing steroids

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Disgraced Olympian charged with possessing steroids Nathan Baggaley, the disgraced Australian Olympic medalist, has been charged with possessing steroids in jail. The Olympic medalist was already serving a nine-year jail term with a non-parole period of five years for dealing in ecstasy.

The three-time kayaking world champion and double Olympic silver medalist was charged with “possession of a prescribed restricted substance (steroids)” while serving his time in Cessnock Correctional Centre.

Baggaley has subsequently been moved to Silverwater Metropolitan Remand and Reception Centre and will appear in Cessnock court on July 21.

Sunday 27, Feb 2011

Wayne Odesnik banned for two years

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Wayne Odesnik banned for two yearsThe South African-born left-handed tennis player, Wayne Odesnik, has been handed over a ban of two years by the ITF. Odesnik has been banned for violating doping rules by possessing human growth hormone.

The tennis player had not obtained a therapeutic use exemption for the HGH.

Eight HGH vials were found in his luggage by customs officials in Australia in January.

Sunday 27, Feb 2011

Congress puts question marks on steroids testimony

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Congress puts question marks on steroids testimonyA New York Times report has suggested that MLB (Major League Baseball) and union officials may have misled the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform regarding the amount of steroid use among players.

The Times revealed that officials appearing before the House Committee presented figures that demonstrated that baseball’s two-year-old testing program had substantially reduced the number of positive tests for performance enhancing drugs.

Deputy Commissioner Rob Manfred said the testimony of Major League Baseball officials was completely accurate.

Saturday 26, Feb 2011

Retired star admits to use of steroids

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Retired star admits to use of steroidsThe former St Louis Cardinals, Mark McGwire, has rendered a public apology after saying that he did used steroids for health reasons and not for performance improvements.

McGwire has admitted using steroids when he was a player, including in the year 1998 when he broke the single-season home run record.

The 46-year-old said an admission applauded by Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig that he used steroids during his playing career.

Saturday 26, Feb 2011

English champion weightlifter banned

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English champion weightlifter bannedDenis Catana, the champion weightlifter from England, has been suspended for a period of two years after he was found abusing anabolic steroids, according to a confirmation by UK Anti-Doping.

The 25-year-old won the 2010 national 94kg title but tested positive for Metenolone ahead of the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

Catana had been provisionally banned since 21 September 2010, a suspension that will last until 20 September 2012, but British Olympic Association rules now ban him from Team GB for life.

Friday 25, Feb 2011

Contador’s claim rejected by WADA

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Contador's claim rejected by WADAAlberto Contador‘s claim that contaminated meat was responsible for his positive doping test has been rejected by the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA), according to a Spanish newspaper.

Contador, the Tour de France champion, was provisionally suspended after a positive test for clenbuterol, a banned weight loss and muscle building drug.

Contador, who also won the Tour de France in 2007 and 2009, has threatened to quit the sport if suspended for two years.

Friday 25, Feb 2011

Palmeiro says he never used steroids

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Palmeiro says he never used steroidsRafael Palmeiro, who is accused of using steroids, has said that he never made use of performance enhancing drugs in his illustrious career.

Palmeiro is hoping that his statement will be enough for Hall of Fame voters to overlook the mistake and honor him for his 3,020 hits and 569 homers.

Palmeiro told Sports Illustrated he never used performance enhancing drugs.

Friday 25, Feb 2011

NJ Law enforcement magazine contains ads for anabolic steroid providers

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NJ Law enforcement magazine contains ads for anabolic steroid providersPolice authorities may be claiming to make every effort in the world for curbing the popularity of anabolic steroids but the pages of a magazine written just for law enforcement were recently found to be all filled with ads for anabolic steroid providers.

“We’ve found the fountain of youth!” shouts an advertisement in the December issue of New Jersey COPS, a publication read by officers across the state.

The newspaper, Star-Ledger, found at least 248 officers and firefighters from 53 agencies obtained anabolic steroids and other hormones through a Jersey City doctor, Joseph Colao, who often faked diagnoses and illegally sold growth hormone on the side.

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