Steroids in Sports


Lance Armstrong May Be “Texan of the Year” Due to Steroid / Doping Scandal

The Dallas Morning News has selected Lance Armstrong as a finalist for it’s “Texan of the Year” award. The Dallas-based newspaper was careful to note that the award is not necessarily given to individuals for their positive contributions. Rather the award acknowledges the impact an individual has upon society whether it is positive or negative. [Read more…]


Rafael Nadal’s Illness and Injuries Lead to Speculation of Steroid Use

Rafael Nadal, one of the most successful Spanish tennis players in history, recently announced his decision to withdraw from the upcoming 2013 Qatar Open and 2013 Australian Open. His medical doctor and his coach confirmed that the decision was based on a stomach flu that has recently plagued Nadal. The decision is yet another in string of several last minute withdrawals due to injuries and illnesses. These have fueled speculation that they are somehow, some way related to anabolic steroids. [Read more…]


Dana White More Worried About Marijuana Than Steroids in MMA

Dana White, the outspoken President of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), is more worried about mixed martial artists testing positive for marijuana than he is about anabolic steroids. In most anti-doping programs, the use of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) and recreational drugs result in the same penalties e.g. suspension from competition. [Read more…]


Chael Sonnen Thinks Steroids Caused Juan Manuel Marquez to Go Through Second Puberty

Chael Sonnen, the UFC light-heavyweight contender, thinks anabolic steroids may have caused boxer Juan Manuel Marquez to go through a second puberty. Jim Rome asked Sonnen for his thoughts on the recent Marquez versus Manny Pacquiao bout. [Read more…]


MMA Fighter Stephan Bonnar Used Steroids to Become a Professional Wrestler

Stephan “The American Psycho” Bonnar may have been taking anabolic steroids to bulk up for a post-MMA career as a professional wrestler. This may be the explanation for Bonnar’s positive steroid test at UFC 153 in Rio de Janeiro according to UFC President Dana White. [Read more…]


Barry Larkin Doesn’t Support Steroid Users in the Baseball Hall of Fame

Barry Larkin, the former short stop for the Cincinnati Red from 1996 to 2004, was among the top players of his era. Larkin’s era happened to coincide with the so-called ‘steroid era’ in Major League Baseball (MLB). [Read more…]


AP Steroid Investigation Looks at Rapid Weight Gains in College Football Players

Far less than one percent of college football players test positive for anabolic steroids or performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). But rapid and dramatic weight gains by thousands of players suggest that the use of anabolic steroids is widespread according to an investigation by the Associated Press. [Read more…]


Philadelphia Eagles Distance Themselves from Steroids Possessed by Coach’s Son

The Philadelphia Eagles have been forced to defend their organization from suspicions of anabolic steroid use by its players after the late son of head coach Andy Reid was found to be in possession of several vials of steroids at the time of his death. [Read more…]


Italian Cyclist Blames Buttock Tumor on Performance Enhancing Drugs

A former Italian professional cyclist has blamed doping as the culprit in the development of a tumor discovered in his left buttock according to the Italian newspaer Gazzetta dello Sport. Graziano Gasparre, a former under-23 champion in Europe, had the tumor surgically removed during an operation in Reggio Emilia on November 23, 2012. [Read more…]


Russian Athlete Tells Olympic Officials to Go to Hell After Testing Positive for Steroids

Russia’s Svetlana Krivelyova was originally fourth place in the women’s shotput at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. She watched her Russian teammate Irina Korzhanenko stand on the podium and receive the gold medal. Korzhanenko was stripped of the gold medal a few days later after she tested positive for stanozolol (aka Winstrol). [Read more…]