Bay County Sheriff’s Office Warns About Anabolic Steroids Contaminated with Fungus

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) has suggested that possible contamination at an underground laboratory (UGL) that manufactured anabolic steroids could lead to fungal meningitis. After a six-month investigation, the BCSO recently arrested three individuals who operating the UGL known as Spartan Laboratories. As is usually the case with anabolic steroid UGLs, the products are not manufactured in sterile conditions. [Read more…]


Shotputter Adam Nelson May Receive Athens Gold After Winner Tested Positive for Steroids

Adam Nelson, a retired American shotputter, may be the winner of an Olympic gold medal – over eight years after the conclusion of the event. Nelson placed second in the shotput at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. However, the International Olympic Committee recently disqualified the original winner after the re-analysis of a stored urine sample this year detected the presence of anabolic steroids. [Read more…]


Cyclist Tammy Thomas Finds Hope in Religion and the Fitness Industry After Steroid Conviction

A former professional cyclist who was convicted of lying about her use of banned anabolic steroids has asked a judge to end the last 11-months of a five-year probation. Tammy Thomas was convicted of federal charges of perjury and obstruction of justice as part of the BALCO steroid scandal. She was sentenced to five years of probation. She has repented and reportedly turned her life around with the help of God and a job as a personal trainer. [Read more…]


Polish Boxer Mariusz Wach Tested Positive for Anabolic Steroids

Polish boxer Mariusz Wach has tested positive for anabolic steroids according to the German newspaper tabloid Bild. The steroid positive resulted from a pre-fight anti-doping test administered before Wach’s bout with Ukrainian heavyweight boxing world champion Vladimir Klitschko on November 10, 2012. [Read more…]


Boxer Juan Manuel Marquez and His Strength Coach Deny Steroid Accusations

Juan Manuel Marquez and his strength and conditioning coach have responded to allegations of anabolic steroid use made by an upcoming opponent. Freddie Roach, the legendary boxing trainer for Manny Pacquiao, attributed Marquez dramatic physique transformation to the use of steroids. Roach was so convinced that Marquez is a steroid user that he promised to “kiss his ass” if he was proven wrong. [Read more…]


Alex Rodriguez Injury Blamed on Steroids

The issue of anabolic steroids came up shortly after the New York Yankees announced that third baseman Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez was having surgery to repair an injured hip. Some sports writers were compelled to search for a link between steroids and the type of injury sustained by Rodriguez. Even in the absence of any link, a couple of newspapers ran sensationalistic stories blaming the injury on steroids. [Read more…]


Steroids Blamed for Jovan Belcher Murder-Suicide

Larry Fine, a sports reporter for Reuters, recently acknowledged that the reasons behind the Kansas City Chiefs Jovan Belcher murder-suicide may never be known. But he felt free to speculate about three possible causes. The include anabolic steroids, the jock culture of violence against women and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (a degenerative brain condition caused by repeated concussions). [Read more…]


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…]