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Friday 24, Dec 2010

  Positive drug test leads to ban on Wade

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Positive drug test leads to ban on WadeLarry Wade, the American champion sprint hurdler, has been handed over a retroactive ban for two years after he tested positive for a banned steroid.

The sprint hurdler tested positive for 19-norandrosterone in May 2004 during an out-of-competition test, as per the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).

This ban has once again highlighted the growing and sustained relationship between steroids and sports.

Tuesday 07, Dec 2010

  Armstrong’s former team doctor dismisses Landis’ claims as a joke

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Armstrong's former team doctor dismisses Landis' claims as a jokeThe chief doctor of Lance Armstrong‘s United States Postal Service team when he conquered the Tour de France five times, Luis Garcia del Moral, has dismissed accusations of Floyd Landis about Armstrong and some team-mates using banned drugs in the past.

Landis has accused Armstrong of blood doping, which the seven-time Tour champion vehemently denies.

The world of professional sports has seen many link-ups between steroids and sports and it is high time that accusations are either proven or things are kept in silence.

Tuesday 07, Dec 2010

  Euskaltel-Euskadi rider banned for two years

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Euskaltel-Euskadi rider banned for two yearsMikel Astarloza, the Euskaltel-Euskadi rider, has been banned for a period of two years after he tested positive for EPO. The Spanish rider said that he will appeal against the ban.

Astarloza won the 16th stage of last year’s Tour de France, finishing 11th overall.

The positive test for the banned blood-booster erythropoietin accusing Astarloza has once highlighted the popular association between steroids and sports.

Thursday 02, Dec 2010

  Hall of Fame linebacker leads war against drugs

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Hall of Fame linebacker leads war against drugsDick Butkus, the Hall of Fame linebacker, who was renowned for playing with a menacing fury, is putting his passion into the fight against steroids.

The association between steroids and sports disgusts me, says Butkus. The former Chicago Bear is tackling the problem by delivering a message on the dangers of doping with his “I Play Clean” campaign aimed at high-school students.

Butkus has learned over time that use of steroids could result in heart damage among its other dangers.

Wednesday 17, Nov 2010

  PSA award received by Blissfield teen

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PSA award received by Blissfield teenThe task of making a 30-60 commercial for a competition offered by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation was won by Travis Babbitt, a teen from Blissfield.

The winning MHSAA Sports PSA category entries may be used for producing a sportscasting PSA to air statewide, according to website of the foundation.

Babbitt won the award for his public service announcement (PSA) about steroids and sports.

Wednesday 06, Oct 2010

  Career of Nathan Allen ends on a bad note

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Career of Nathan Allen ends on a bad note  Nathan Allen, one of the fastest men in Australia who appeared bound for the Beijing Olympics, pleaded guilty to one count of importing steroids and was convicted and fined $2000 for his crime.

The Queenslander admitted he was “stupid” to import 6 vials of anabolic steroids from Thailand for helping him recover from a groin injury that was hampering his selection for the Olympic team.

This incident again highlighted the growing relationship between steroids and sports, which has been on a rampant high for the last many decades.

Thursday 30, Sep 2010

  PSA award for Blissfield teen

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PSA award for Blissfield teenTravis Babbitt, a teen from Blissfield, has received a first-place award for his public service announcement (PSA) about steroids and sports.

Babbitt was given an assignment to make a 30-60 second commercial that would be entered in a competition provided through the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation.

According to the foundation’s Web site, contents of the winning MHSAA Sports PSA category entries could be used for producing a sportscasting PSA to air statewide.

Tuesday 17, Aug 2010

  Steroids and Sports – The Real Truth

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Steroids and Sports - The Real TruthSteroids and sports have shared a long and often untroubled relationship over the last many decades. Some sportsmen are of the view that use of steroids should be legalized, while others think that they should not be allowed as they offer a distinctive edge to steroid users in the world of professional sports.

Whether any one accept it or not, anabolic steroids work and even some of those who try condemning it actually make use of it but still want to be known as “clean”.

It is worthwhile to note here that abuse of anything is dangerous and steroids are no exceptions. There can be no problem till the time you use steroids after complementing it with qualified advice.

Monday 09, Aug 2010

  One year sentence for Phoenix steroid prescriber

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One year sentence for Phoenix steroid prescriberJesse Haggard, a Phoenix naturopath who became a steroid prescriber, after his role was highlighted by an investigation into an Alabama pharmacy that allegedly provided steroids to John Rocker, Jose Canseco, and Evander Holyfield and many other athletes. Haggard was sentenced in May to a year and a day in prison.

Haggard appreciated the therapeutic benefits of steroids on radio appearances post his indictment after fleeing to Costa Rica. He, however, told U.S. District Judge Ginny Granade that he regretted making those statements.

It is clearly evident that there is just no stopping when it comes to the relationship between steroids and sports.

Monday 02, Aug 2010

  Potential drug test for identifying sport cheats

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Potential drug test for identifying sport cheatsSportsmen on steroids can find it difficult to get past a new test if reports are to be believed. Benzothiazepine test is presently under pipeline and can detect a specific range of untested but potentially performance enhancing compounds.

A research team from Germany has formulated tests for a specific class of drugs and seems to override the past wherein doping tests were developed only after a drug was identified.

It was remarked by Mario Thevis, Director of the Center for Preventive Doping Research at the German Sport University of Cologne, Germany that this preventive research will be useful for anti-doping officials in preventing the relationship from steroids and sports from reaching new heights.

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