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2011-01-07 00:00:48

UK Anti-Doping has today confirmed that England weightlifter Denis Catana has been suspended from all competition for two years following an anti-doping rule violation. (PRWeb UK) January 6, 2011 UK Anti-Doping has today confirmed that England weightlifter Denis Catana has been suspended from all competition for two years following an anti-doping rule violation. Catana tested positive for the Anabolic Androgenic Steroid Metenolone in August 2010 as part of UK Anti-Doping's...

2010-12-29 13:11:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ex-White House Drug Spokesman Robert Weiner is saying that "With the 2012 summer Olympics in London less than two years away, it's time to prepare for an onslaught of illegal drug use during the Games. A re-look at recent Olympic history starting with the 2002 Salt Lake Games teaches an important lesson--the world drug testing apparatus must be fully prepared to keep the Games clean." Weiner and analyst Caitlin Harrison co-authored an...

2010-10-21 08:13:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Catlin Consortium, a leading group of research organizations dedicated to ensuring the safety of over-the-counter products and clean competing environments for athletes, is stepping up its efforts to address the possible presence of potentially harmful hidden active ingredients in dietary supplements and help alleviate the associated risks to consumers and athletes. While more than half the population of the United States consumes...

2010-10-11 14:30:00

Ethics pledge asks professionals to deter use of banned substances INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Continued controversy over the use of banned substances by elite athletes has prompted leading medical and sports organizations to call for stringent ethical principles for physicians, allied medical professionals, coaches, athletic trainers and others. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and a growing list of other...

2010-09-16 09:00:00

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the ongoing controversy over steroid use in professional sports, Hofstra Law School today announced that it will host a conference titled "Steroid Use, Abuse and Policy Symposium" on Friday, October 29, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. "The issue of steroid use in sports has become more prevalent, pressing and controversial over the past several years," said Dean Nora V. Demleitner. "By hosting this conference, Hofstra Law...

2010-06-22 10:56:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission will begin testing thoroughbred race horses for total carbon dioxide, or TCO2, after approving a policy to conduct the testing at its meeting on June 17. The commission first voted to implement TCO2 testing during its March meeting. Since that time, commission staff worked to develop the policy, which strictly prohibits the use of agents or substances that elevate a horse's TCO2 level beyond what...

2010-05-26 11:25:00

WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former White House Drug Policy Spokesman Robert Weiner and Yusuf Hassan, a Senior Policy Analyst at Robert Weiner Associates, have called for professional golf superstar Tiger Woods and all major athletes to be tested for drugs in an op-ed in the Charlotte Observer. "At the White House last month, we asked Apolo Anton Ohno, the eight-time Olympic medalist speed skater if sports like baseball and golf should have the same stringent drug testing...

2010-05-04 15:31:29

Australian researchers have published the results of a study, for the first time showing a positive effect of growth hormone on athletic performance. It showed a .4 second improvement in a 10-second sprint, enough to turn a last-place Olympic athlete in a sprint event - running or swimming - into a Gold medal winner. The study justifies growth hormone being a banned substance, even though evidence of its performance enhancing effect has been very poor until now. Growth hormone, produced...

2010-04-19 09:45:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Equine Toxicology & Research Laboratory, or PETRL, has once again been re-accredited by the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation, Racing Commission acting Executive Secretary Michael Dillon said today. "Testing for foreign substances in horses and racing participants is one of the most critical elements to ensuring the integrity of Pennsylvania's racing industry," Dillon said. "Because the staff employs...

2009-12-16 12:01:59

New approach reduces number of routines needed to detect erythropoietins Austrian researchers have successfully developed a new electrophoretic method for detecting MIRCERA® and other erythropoietins (EPO) in the blood. The technique, using SARCOSYL-PAGE, has specifically enhanced sensitivity for MIRCERA, but does not alter the performance characteristics of SDS-PAGE for detecting other EPOs. Details of this study, funded by a grant from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA),...


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