Latest Use of performance-enhancing drugs in sport Stories

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.

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.

2009-04-09 09:35:00

French anti-doping officials claim US cyclist Lance Armstrong failed to meet some obligations during a drug test last month.

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...

2009-03-12 12:30:00

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) guidelines over the testing for muscle-building male steroids in urine have been question by a team of Swiss scientists.

2009-03-12 11:56:35

Current steroid doping tests for testosterone should be scrapped for international sport competitions, researchers in Switzerland said.

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,...

2009-02-28 19:25:30

At least one pro cyclist will face a doping case based on telltale changes in the blood that signal the use of performance enhancing drugs, officials say. The president of the International Cycling Union said his group was in the final stages of gathering data and legal materials to bring a case against a rider based on blood testing, The New York Times reported Saturday. ICU President Pat McQuaid said the case or cases would the first based on an athlete's blood profile, called a biological...

2009-02-28 15:05:32

New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez will meet Sunday with baseball officials to discuss his use of performance-enhancing drugs, ESPN reported. In the two weeks since Sports Illustrated first reported his alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs, the embattled slugger admitted during an ESPN interview

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