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2009-05-29 10:10:02

Italian cyclist Marta Bastianelli has been suspended from competition for two years following drug tests that came up positive for a banned stimulant. The Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland, in a release Friday, partially upheld an appeal by the International Cycling Union regarding Bastianelli and said she was banned from races for two years, retroactive to last July 5. Urine samples from Bastianelli twice tested positive for the stimulant norfenfluramine, the Court of Arbitration...

2009-05-28 09:09:14

Athletes could be putting their lives at risk by doping themselves with powerful prescription drugs, a leading academic has warned. Professor Declan Naughton, Professor of Biomolecular Sciences at Kingston University in South West London, cautioned sportsmen and women against trying to improve their performance by taking drugs known as nitrites without clinical supervision. Speaking at a conference on drug-taking in sport, he warned that they could suffer a range of side effects from...

2009-05-28 07:00:00

Helius' distance learning solutions with JCPenney and Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sports (CCES) garner recognition LINDON, Utah, May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Helius, a Hughes company, today announced it has been named as a recipient of two Best in Class Awards at the 2009 IMS Learning Impact Awards in Barcelona, Spain. The Learning Impact Awards are designed to recognize the compelling use of technology in support of worldwide learning. This unique program evaluates established, new,...

2009-05-12 14:16:00

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2009-05-11 11:32:29

Richard Gasquet, ranked 21st in the world, was suspended Monday by the International Tennis Federation for testing positive for cocaine. Gasquet admitted last weekend two urine samples he gave in March in Miami tested positive for cocaine. He also said a hair sample he submitted to an independent laboratory showed no traces of the drug and vowed to prove his innocence. The suspension is pending a meeting of an ITF anti-doping tribunal in the next two months. If that panel upholds the positive...

2009-04-28 18:30:17

The International Olympic Committee announced Tuesday that six athletes tested positive for a new drug during tests after the 2008 Beijing Games. The IOC announcement didn't identify the six athletes, who each failed a newly designed test for an endurance booster, the New York Daily News reported. The athletes were being notified through the governing bodies of their sports, the newspaper said. The IOC's anti-doping rules allow for the storing of samples for up to eight years. The committee...

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2009-04-24 19:55:00

AFLD, the French anti-doping agency, has decided not to take disciplinary action against seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong. The AFLD said this month Armstrong did not meet the obligation to remain under direct observation of the person responsible for the control of a required anti-doping test following a March 17 training session in France. Armstrong denied any wrongdoing during a 20-minute delay in the procedure. Friday's decision clears the cycling great from Austin,...

2009-04-23 13:55:53

The Japan Sumo Association has conducted its first random drug tests on Japanese wrestlers, Kyodo news service reported Thursday. The tests were done by Mitsubishi Chemical Medience Corp., Japan's only institution certified by WADA, (the world's anti-doping agency) after a series of marijuana arrests this year tarnished the ancient national sport's image, the Japanese news agency said. The test results are expected to be released later. Among those arrested on suspicion of possessing...

2009-04-17 12:42:44

Former Olympic cyclist Tyler Hamilton retired Friday following a positive doping test result, Cyclingnews reported. Hamilton admitted to knowingly taking Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), a banned steroid, in February. DHEA, a natural hormone, is banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), and its synthetic form primarily is marketed as an anti-aging drug, an anti-depressant, and for muscle growth. He said he took the substance in an attempt to alleviate depression. I took a banned substance...

2009-04-14 09:00:00

Video Is Now Available On NYU-SCPS Web site NEW YORK, April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the 2009 professional baseball season now in full swing, fans across America are still debating their feelings about favorite players who have (or might have) used steroids or other performance enhancing drugs. These substances, whether their use in sports is illegal, immoral, or unfair, was the topic of a timely discussion and debate at The Ninth Annual Cal Ramsey Distinguished Lecture Series,...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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