Steroids in Sports


Olympics Will Violate Own Rules if Lance Armstrong Stripped of Olympic Bronze Medal

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is desperately looking for ways to break its own rules when it comes to stripping Lance Armstrong of his bronze medal from the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. Armstrong placed third in the Cycling Individual Time Trial. Now, twelve years later, the IOC wants its medal back. The only problem is that the IOC has to find a way around the its own rules. [Read more…]


Officials Still Catching Steroid Users from the 2004 Athens Olympics

Anti-doping agencies have been relatively powerless to catch steroid users with current anti-doping protocols. Anti-doping officials have had the most success digging into the past to uncover steroid users from several years ago. The hope is that more sensitive and sophisticated detection techniques will be developed that will allow them to find previously undetectable substances. [Read more…]


Olympic Discus Thrower Loses Silver Medal After Testing Positive for Anabolic Steroids

Darya Pischchalnikova, a female discus thrower from Russia, will have to return her silver medal from the 2012 London Olympics after testing positive for the anabolic steroid stanozolol. Stanozolol is more commonly known by its trade name Winstrol. Stanozolol is available as an injectable Winstrol Depot and an orally-active Winstrol Tablet. [Read more…]


NFL Players Would Rather Admit Using Adderall (Amphetamines) Than Anabolic Steroids

Adderall, the popular amphetamine-based drug used to treat attention-deficit disorder (ADD), has become the “trendy” drug of choice among professional football players who have failed anti-doping tests. But since the National Football League (NFL) isn’t required to disclose the banned substance resulting in the adverse analytical positive, many people have speculated that these so-called Adderall cases are really anabolic steroid positives. [Read more…]


Boxing Trainer Says Eliminating Strength Coaches Would Solve the Steroid Problem

Freddie Roach, the trainer for Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, thinks he knows how to solve the problem of anabolic steroids in boxing. In a recent interview with Marcos Villegas of The Boxing Channel, Roach explained how strength and conditioning coaches were responsible for the scourge of steroids in boxing. [Read more…]


Former Junior College Baseball Player Pleads Guilty to Selling Testosterone Propionate

William Robert “Bill Bob” Ward pleaded guilty to three felony counts of delivery of a controlled substance (anabolic steroids) on November 19, 2012. Ward was a third-baseman for the College of Southern Idaho Golden Eagles. Ward admitted selling steroids on three occasions in the plea agreement. [Read more…]


Top Age-Group Triathlete Kevin Moats Suspended for Testosterone Replacement Therapy

The World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) has suspended 58-year old age-group triathlete Kevin Moats from WTC competition after he tested positive for the anabolic steroid testosterone. Moats appealed the results citing testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) as the reason for the steroid positive. His appeal was unsuccessful. [Read more…]


Boxer Andre Berto Returns to the Ring Under Steroid Cloud of Suspicion

Boxer Andre “The Beast” Berto is returning to the ring for the first time since he tested positive for urinary metabolites of a popular anabolic steroid earlier this year. Berto was not suspended after he was able to prove that the steroid positive was the result of a contaminated dietary supplement. [Read more…]


Norwegian Track Coach Suspended for Giving Steroid Advice

A Norwegian track coach was suspended by the Norwegian Athletics Association for providing advice on the effects of anabolic steroids and human growth hormone (hGH). Peter Vukicevic allegedly shared details of doping protocols in a series of emails sent to another high-level track coach between 2001 and 2003. [Read more…]


Using Steroids Pays in Major League Baseball, Just Ask Melky Cabrera

Boys and girls, it pays to use anabolic steroids in Major League Baseball (MLB). It doesn’t matter if you get caught. It doesn’t matter if attempt to coverup your steroid use by fraudulent means. Melky Cabrera’s $16 million payday is proof that the ends justify the means when it comes to high-level performance. [Read more…]