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2012-09-14 15:16:54

Over the last 10 years, the GH-2004 team, which is based the University of Southampton, has been developing a test for Growth Hormone misuse in sport with funding from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and US Anti-Doping Agency and with support from UK Anti-Doping.

2009-04-01 11:17:49

Italian police Wednesday said prosecutors were seeking a ban for Spanish cycling star Alejandro Valverde for alleged doping-law violations. The proposed two-year ban stems from a blood sample collected during last year's Tour de France that was later linked to the wide-ranging Operation Mountain Pass blood-doping investigation in Spain. The blood sample was taken during an Italian stage of the event, Italy's ANSA news agency said Wednesday. Valverde, a world-class road racer, has repeatedly...

2009-03-05 05:00:00

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has banned athletes from using bottled or canned oxygen in training and competition in any of the sports that it governs. LAKE FOREST, Calif., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a statement from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), bottled or canned oxygen is banned under Prohibited Methods, Section M1: Enhancement of oxygen transfer: "Artificially enhancing the uptake, transport or delivery of oxygen is prohibited." By citing this Section M1 ruling,...

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2009-01-09 07:25:00

Scientists in Germany have developed a test that can identify a new type of drug that could be misused by athletes looking to gain an advantage over their competition.

2008-12-09 06:51:36

Several hundred samples taken during the Summer Olympics in Beijing will be tested for certain hormones next month, the International Olympic Committee said. The testing series will focus primarily on endurance events such as cycling, rowing, swimming and track and field, the IOC said in a release Tuesday.

2008-10-09 18:00:37

U.S. and Japanese medical scientists say they've found giving rats a certain hormone immediately after a heart attack significantly reduced coronary damage.

2008-09-09 21:00:07

German scientists say a protein hormone used to increase blood production in medical treatments and boost athletic performance might also improve memory.

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2008-07-21 16:35:14

A recent investigation suggests serious speculation over a key drug test only two weeks before the start of the Beijing Olympics.

2006-08-05 08:27:39

By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Floyd Landis became the latest casualty in the war against doping after a second drugs sample confirmed a positive test for excessive amounts of the male sex hormone testosterone on the Tour de France.

2006-06-19 10:42:13

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The amount of time a tourniquet is left on an athlete's arm during blood drawing can influence hemoglobin and hematocrit levels, both of which are used to screen for blood doping.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.