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2006-02-14 09:12:44

By Patrick Vignal CESANA, Italy (Reuters) - Brazil have sent bobsledder Armando dos Santos home from the Winter Olympics after he failed a test for the banned substance nandrolone -- the first athlete to leave the Games in doping shame. "The Brazilian Olympic Committee conducted tests in Brazil prior to the Games and he (Dos Santos) was found positive for nandrolone," Brazilian ice sports team leader Eric Maleson said on Tuesday. "It's very unfortunate because the policy of the...

2005-11-17 17:28:50

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Major League Baseball owners on Thursday unanimously approved the strengthened drug-testing program announced earlier this week with the players' union. "I believe that our new policy will remove the integrity cloud that the use of steroids and other performance-enhancing substances has caused the game," Commissioner Bud Selig said Thursday at baseball's quarterly meeting in Milwaukee. The new policy calls for stiffer sanctions for steroid use, including a...

2005-11-15 17:20:09

By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Major League Baseball and its players' union, under threat of U.S. congressional intervention, agreed on Tuesday to toughen penalties for steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs. According to a summary of the agreement, a player would face a 50-game suspension for a first offense, a 100-game suspension for a second and a "lifetime" expulsion for a third, though they could apply for reinstatement after two years. Baseball's current...

2005-11-15 15:28:51

By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Major League Baseball and its players' union agreed on Tuesday to stiffen rules regarding the use of illegal steroids, U.S. lawmakers said. The deal calls for a 50-game ban for a first failed drug test, a 100-game suspension for a second, and a lifetime ban for a third, they said. Players facing a lifetime ban would be able to apply for reinstatement after two years. Baseball's current sanctions for steroid use are a 10-day suspension for a...

2005-11-15 15:11:33

By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Major League Baseball and its players' union agreed on Tuesday to stiffen rules regarding the use of illegal steroids, U.S. lawmakers said. The deal calls for a 50-game ban for a first failed drug test, a 100-game suspension for a second, and a lifetime ban for a third, they said. Players facing a lifetime ban would be able to apply for reinstatement after two years. Baseball's current sanctions for steroid use are a 10-day suspension for a...

2005-10-21 19:31:38

The addition of testosterone to hormone therapy in women after menopause enhances their sexual function. However, it may also reduce HDL cholesterol (the "good" cholesterol) in women, according to a systematic review of current evidence. "If the reduction in HDL had been associated with an increase in triglycerides [fatty acids] or LDL cholesterol it would be of great concern," said Dr. Susan Davis, professor of medicine at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, and study co-author...

2005-10-18 18:22:47

By Adam Tanner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The head of the BALCO lab at the center of a global sports steroid scandal was sentenced to four months in prison on Tuesday, a punishment the judge said was less than drug dealers get in less significant cases. U.S. District Judge Susan Illston approved a plea deal that will send BALCO head Victor Conte, 55, to prison for four months and home for four months of confinement. She then sentenced Greg Anderson, 39, baseball superstar Barry Bonds'...

2005-10-18 16:26:21

By Adam Tanner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The head of the BALCO lab at the center of a global sports steroid scandal was sentenced to four months in prison on Tuesday, a punishment the judge said was less than drug dealers get in less significant cases. U.S. District Judge Susan Illston approved a plea deal that will send BALCO head Victor Conte, 55, to prison for four months and home for four months of confinement. She then sentenced Greg Anderson, 39, baseball superstar Barry Bonds'...

2005-10-18 15:52:04

By Adam Tanner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday sentenced the head of the BALCO nutritional lab to four months in prison and four months home confinement in a sports steroid scandal that badly damaged top names in global sports. U.S. District Judge Susan Illston also sentenced Greg Anderson, personal trainer to baseball superstar Barry Bonds, to three months in prison and three months home confinement for distributing steroids. "They were cheating on those...

2005-10-07 17:12:09

SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - A year after vetoing similar legislation, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill on Friday to bar schools from taking sponsorships from companies that make performance-enhancing supplements. The reversal follows revelations this summer that the former Mr. Olympia had signed deals to earn millions of dollars while governor as executive editor of two fitness magazines. Under the deal that he has since ended, Schwarzenegger was to receive...


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