Brazilian soccer star Daniel Carvalho initially admitted receiving injections of anabolic steroids while he played in the Russian Premier League. He told Brazilian radio station ESPN Estadao that medical doctors with CSKA Moscow regularly injected him with steroids to help him bulk up. Carvalho played for CSKA Moscow from 2003 until 2010. He later partially retracted his allegations. [Read more…]
Former professional tennis player Yannick Noah recently wrote that the use of anabolic steroids and performance-enhancing drugs should be permitted in sports in a guest editorial entitled “La potion magique” for the French newspaper Le Monde. Noah argued that the athletes that win are the ones that have learned how to outsmart the anti-doping agencies. [Read more…]
One of the sons of deposed dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi used anabolic steroids while playing professional soccer in Italy according to several reports. Al-Saadi Al-Gaddafi is reportedly negotiating his surrender after the collapse of his father’s 44-year dictatorship amidst the Libyan civil war. In better times, Saadi played professional soccer for the Italian Series A club Perugia. His 3-season career, consisting of a total of 26 minutes of playing time, has likely come to an end. [Read more…]
The North Korean government manufacturers and supplies its athletes with anabolic steroids according to a North Korean defector. The anonymous defector was interviewed by the Chosun Ilbo. The Chosun Ilbo is the largest daily newspaper in South Korea. High-ranking officials within the Physical Culture and Sports Ministry allegedly oversee the covert manufacture of anabolic steroids and performance-enhancing drugs at two facilities in Pyongyang. The plants outwardly appear to manufacture sports drinks but in reality they specialize in doping products. [Read more…]
Five members of the North Korean soccer team (Korea DPR) have tested positive for 14 different banned anabolic steroids at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Frankfurt, Germany. The North Korean delegation told FIFA that a “lightning strike” was responsible for the positive steroid tests. The five players were reportedly struck by lightning while training in North Korea on June 8, 2011. A traditional Chinese medicine containing an [Read more…]. Photographic proof of the lightning strike was provided to FIFA.