Nandrolone a hit with Akhtar, Christie, and KordaPakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar, former Olympic 100m champion, Linford Christie and tennis player Petr Korda have been among the famous sportspersons who have tested positive for steroid Nandrolone.

The anabolic steroid is used by athletes for muscle growth, appetite stimulation, increased red blood cell production, and bone density.

The use of nandrolone is directly detectable in hair or indirectly detectable in urine by testing for the presence of 19-norandrosterone, a metabolite.