Latest Use of performance-enhancing drugs in sport Stories

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.

2008-12-24 14:14:21

Vikings defensive tackles Kevin and Pat Williams used a diuretic to make their earmarked weight, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported. In Wednesday's editions, the newspaper reported both players had $400,000 in incentive bonuses in their contracts if they met, or were below, a specific weight during several weigh-ins throughout the season. It added that the letter states both players are subject to receive bonuses if they met or were below a specific weight 11 times during the year -- eight...

2008-12-11 07:36:10

The International Olympic Committee revoked the 2008 Olympic medals of two athletes and sanctioned a third athlete Thursday. Belarusians Vadim Devyatovskiy and Ivan Tsikhan, who placed second and third, respectively, in last summer's Olympic Games hammer throw competition, were ordered to return their medals.

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.

2008-12-08 10:06:00

Participation in Anti-Doping Science Institute's New Program Continues to Demonstrate Garmin-Slipstream's Dedication to Anti-Doping and Ethical Sporting BOULDER, Colo., Dec.

2008-11-23 12:10:00

The World Anti-Doping Agency has begun studies at two U.S.

2008-10-09 00:00:19

By Stephen Wilson ATHLETICS The International Olympic Committee is to retest doping samples from the Beijing Games to check for traces of a new blood-boosting drug and other banned substances.

2008-09-28 15:00:28

By RAF CASERT By Raf Casert The Associated Press VARESE, Italy Lance Armstrong might not be able to start his comeback in January in Australia because of the doping rules that apply to riders coming out of retirement.

2008-09-24 12:00:37

Today, Lance Armstrong, cancer survivor, cycling champion and founder and chairman of the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF), announced the creation of the LIVESTRONG(TM) Global Cancer Awareness Campaign focused on supporting the 25 million people living with cancer worldwide, dispelling the misconceptions surrounding the disease and urging world leaders to make cancer a greater priority.

Word of the Day
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.