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2009-11-27 06:30:00

NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE, France, Nov. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Team Garmin-Slipstream, the elite American professional cycling team dedicated to ethical sporting and developing the next generation of cycling champions, announced today that it will become Team Garmin-Transitions with the addition of Transitions Optical as a new sponsor of the team. Transitions Optical is the world's leading manufacturer of adaptive eyewear, offering the most advanced photochromic technology in the widest selection of...

2009-11-19 14:46:56

Findings suggest athletes abuse non-approved therapeutic compounds for performance enhancing effects Researchers from the German Sport University Cologne in Germany found that non-steroidal and tissue-selective anabolic agents such as Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (SARMs) are being sold on the black market for their performance enhancing qualities. The availability of authentic SARMs was recently demonstrated for the first time by the detection of the drug candidate Andarine in a...

2009-11-11 17:45:11

College athletes who use performance-enhancing substances may be at heightened risk of misusing alcohol and using recreational drugs as well, according to new research in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. The study, of 234 male athletes at one university, found that those who used performance enhancers -- ranging from steroids to stimulants to weight-loss supplements -- were more likely to admit to heavy drinking and using drugs like marijuana and cocaine. Moreover, they also had...

2009-10-27 15:07:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The St. Louis Cardinals' new hire of former home run king/admitted steroid abuser Mark McGwire as hitting coach sends a message to all baseball and young people of "CHEAT, DO DRUGS, COVER UP WHEN CONGRESS INVESTIGATES," former White House drug policy spokesman Bob Weiner said today. Weiner continued, "What will he tell batters? Grab the drugs? When McGwire used Andro (Androstenedione), now banned, he hit his record 70 home runs. After...

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2009-10-01 12:54:13

Although the increasing use of smart drugs known as "nootropics" will be hard to ban, it could lead to the use of routine doping tests for exam students, according to a report issued Wednesday. Writing in the Journal of Medical Ethics, Vince Cakic of the Department of Psychology at the University of Sydney pointed to the abuse of smart drugs among students wanting to achieve higher academic standing. Cakic compares the situation to the controversial use of performance drugs in professional...

2009-09-14 08:18:00

Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and CCES Acknowledge NSF International's Certified for Sport(TM) Certification as Important Milestone ANN ARBOR, Mich. and EDMONTON, Alberta, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Afexa Life Sciences Inc. ("Afexa") (TSX:FXA) today announced that COLD-FX(R) has received the highest sports certification in North America from the leading product safety and banned substances testing body for elite athletes. The...

2009-07-28 08:00:00

SYDNEY and REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Australia's peak anti-doping body, the Australian Sports and Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) has chosen Serena Business Mashups to deliver speed and efficiency across their entire business processes. Serena Business Mashups is a web-architected, secure and highly configurable process and issues management system that provides a central point of access from the web browser for users who can submit, receive or manage requests, and view a...

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2009-07-23 13:13:52

Former Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jim Parque has admitted to using human growth hormone during his major league career. Parque, 33, said the use began after a start against Seattle in Game 1 of the 2000 American League Championship Series when he suffered a shoulder injury and spent the offseason in pain. Pain was the reason for a slow beginning in the 2001 season, he wrote in the Chicago Sun-Times. A wife, a new baby, and a demotion to the minors by General Manager Kenny Williams in...

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2009-06-17 13:10:00

The NFL has suspended Arizona Cardinals tight end Ben Patrick four games for violating its substance abuse policy. Patrick tested positive for the drug Adderall, which he has admitted to taking during Arizona's bye week last season to stay awake for a drive from Flagstaff to Phoenix. His agent, Kevin Omell, told the Arizona Republic earlier this week that Patrick admitted using the amphetamine, which is on the NFL's list of banned substances. He took one pill one time driving back from...

2009-06-16 18:43:26

The United States Anti-Doping Agency said Tuesday American cyclist Tyler Hamilton has accepted an eight-year suspension. The anti-doping agency said in a release that Hamilton, 38, had tested positive for testosterone or its precursors in a sample taken Feb. 9. It was Hamilton's second offense, and the release said Hamilton agreed to the lab findings that resulted in the ban. Hamilton admitted in April to taking an over-the-counter anti-depressant supplement with the knowledge it contained a...


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