Latest Use of performance-enhancing drugs in sport Stories

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.

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.

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.

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.

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