The attorney for the top government witness in the Anthony Galea case categorically denied that Tiger Woods received anabolic steroids or any other performance-enhancing drug from Dr. Anthony Galea. Tiger Woods was one of many top professional athletes who sought the services of the Canadian doctor. The media has repeatedly linked Tiger Woods with Anthony Galea often implying that Woods must have been the recipient of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). [Read more...]
Canadian doctor Anthony Galea, a sports medicine pioneer who has treated professional athletes from a variety of sports, has pleaded guilty to illegally smuggling performance-enhancing drugs into the United States and providing them to athletes from the National Football League and the Professional Golfer’s Association. Galea admitted to routinely smuggling human growth hormone (hGH) and Actovegin across Peace Bridge at the United States – Canadian border. One of the most famous athletes treated by Dr. Galea was golfer Tiger Woods. [Read more...]
The PGA Tour, the organization that runs the men’s professional golf tournaments in North America, is being forced to adopt the anti-doping protocols of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in advance of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem told the New York Daily News that they are already performing several anti-doping tests that are pointless when it comes to professional golf performance. After all, only one professional golfer in the history of the PGA Tour has been banned for a doping violation.
Nonetheless, Finchem acknowledges that the PGA Tour is being forced to implement WADA-type testing just so that the PGA Tour anti-doping program has the “credibility” of the anti-doping world. [Read more...]
Slate Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of a subcutaneous pellet delivery system for the anabolic steroid testosterone, announced that it is sponsoring professional golfer Doug Barron. Barron is the only professional golfer to have been banned by the PGA Tour for violating its anti-doping policy. [Read more...]