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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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2009-02-27 20:24:52

U.S. prosecutors have sought an indefinite delay in the perjury trial of former Giants slugger Barry Bonds after a San Francisco judge excluded key evidence. Trial was scheduled to start Monday but prosecutors said Friday they would appeal the decision by U.S.

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2009-02-20 07:34:34

A federal judge tossed much of the evidence prosecutors said would show that baseball star Barry Bonds lied about knowingly using steroids. U.S.

2009-02-17 16:02:00

In any Olympic sport, Rodriguez would be banned at least 2 years starting now WASHINGTON, Feb.

2009-02-13 16:25:57

Lance Armstrong's longtime coach said he expects the cyclist to win at least one stage of the upcoming Amgen Tour of California. Coach Chris Carmichael said that while Armstrong's top goals are to bring attention to his anti-cancer campaign and help Astana teammate Levi Leipheimer win his third consecutive Tour of California, the 37-year-old cyclist may win at least one stage of the race and could even finish in the top 10, USA Today reported Friday. Carmichael said Armstrong's return to...

2009-02-11 14:35:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Miguel O. Tejada, a Major League Baseball (MLB) player, has pled guilty to misrepresentations to a Congressional committee investigating the wrongful use of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs in baseball, U.S. Attorney Jeffrey A.

2009-02-06 14:17:46

England tennis star Andy Murray has joined the list of athletes critical of the sport's new anti-doping systems, the BBC reported Friday. In England, an agency called Nado (national anti-doping agency) was formed this week to assume the responsibility for drug testing in the sport throughout the country. Murray called the system draconian. The BBC report said drugs testers arrive unannounced and, if any individual fails to meet with them on three separate occasions over an 18-month period, a...


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meacock
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).