weightlifter-steroids-japanThe Japanese are finally testing athletes for anabolic steroids, or is this just to show the Olympics that the Japanese give a shit about steroid use? (they don’t) A Japanese weightlifter was suspended for using Metenolone, aka Primobolan. It’s widely believed Ryuta Takahashi, the weightlifter in question, was using about 600mgs of primobolan enanthate (primo) per week. Probably trying to gain a bit of muscle while trying to make weight and lean out. Out of the 120million+ people in Japan, their anti-doping organization found 4 athletes who tested positive for steroids, which shows you that Japan doesn’t care about steroid use. This is a good thing, since it’s bad to have anti-steroid countries growing in numbers. Right now, the biggest steroid hater is USA followed by Australia. At least Australia keeps it’s nose clean, but USA is wasting a ton of tax dollars on steroid investigations.

Japanese weightlifter Ryuta Takahashi has been given a two-year ban after testing positive for anabolic steroids.

The Japan Anti-Doping Agency banned Takahashi after an out-of-competition test showed traces of the anabolic steroid metenolone, a JADA official said Friday.

Takahashi was tested during training in February. He has not been selected for next month’s Asian championship in Japan, which doubles as a qualifier for this summer’s Beijing Olympics.

Takahashi becomes the fourth athlete to receive a two-year ban from JADA since the agency took on the role of a national disciplinary body in July 2007.

Metenolone is an androgenic substance which is on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s list of banned substances.