United States Anti-Doping Agency May Strip Lance Armstrong of Tour de France Titles

The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) may seek to strip Lance Armstrong of his Tour de France victories and earnings according to the Washington Post. The eight-time Tour de France champion is currently under investigation by the United States Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles. It is believed that a grand jury is considering whether to indict Lance Armstrong on charges of defrauding the U.S. government.

Armstrong was a member of the United States Postal Service cycling team and since the U.S. Postal Service is a government agency, anyone who defrauded the government by using anabolic steroids, erythropoeitin (EPO), or other banned substances or methods such as blood doping, could face serious criminal penalties. [Read more…]


Barry Bonds Enlarged Head Size and Expert Testimony

Federal prosecutors called Larry Bowers as their expert witness to testify on the side effects of anabolic steroids and human growth hormone during the first week of the Barry Bonds perjury trial. Barry Bonds is on trial for lying under oath about knowingly using performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) such as anabolic steroids and human growth hormone.

Larry Bowers is the Chief Science Officer of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA); he is an expert in analytical chemistry and drug testing. Although Bowers is not a medical doctor and has never seen a patient nor treated a single patient with steroid-related side effects, he was chosen as the prosecution’s authority on medical side effects related to PEDs. [Read more…]