Tag: PEDs

Olympics: Dr. Stan Frager, Dr. Joy Macci, Kirk Mango, and Trainer John Abdo, Discuss Their Take on the Olympics.

What a great experience, being able to discuss the Olympics with two sports psychologists and a trainer who have all worked with elite athletes. Our discussion not only focused on what it takes to become that good and what that caliber of athlete has different than others, but also the controversy with steroids and other... Read more »

Olympics: The London Olympics Set to Begin And Doping is Already Part of the Landscape

Let’s start this piece with a number, say…107!!! Those of you following the London Games (opening ceremonies tonight) and the stories of doping that are almost a virtual certainty with elite level athletes these days, probably know what this number represents. If not, well…107 is the number of “hopeful” Olympic athletes who have been caught... Read more »

Future of Illegal Performance Enhancement is Likely Super Hi-Tech Through DNA

Athlete:  Hey, do you have anything new that will give me an edge over the competition in the upcoming Olympics next year? I need something different, better than what everyone else is using to catch up. Scientist:  Well…there is this DNA manipulating IGF-1 stuff that has been known to increase strength threefold in mice. It... Read more »

WADA: It’s Still a Cat And Mouse Game With PED’s, Athletes, And WADA

So the game continues. A recent article in Reuters, Doping-Undetectable new blood boosters available says expert, discusses the fact that new ways to fool PED tests and testers are always on the horizon. In fact, with EPO like substances increases oxygen carrying red blood cells), it is not just on the horizon, it is here.... Read more »

Steroids: Thoughts on Ryan Braun’s Suspension Being Overturned

As I read through the multitude of reports on Ryan Braun’s positive test for PED’s, and the recent overturning of his suspension, I seem to come away with more questions than answers, the most important being: What is the truth? With all the talk of due process in this case, of the technicality that led... Read more »

Olympics: Steroid Cheats Big Time Targets at London 2012 Olympic Games

There have been a good number of articles written about how extensive and sensitive performance-enhancing drug testing will be at the 2012 Olympics this coming summer. According to many reports, not only will the numbers of athletes tested be greater, some say 50%, but advancements in testing procedures have increased the ability of testers to... Read more »

MMA’s Rosi Sexton Tells it Like it is in MMA Regarding Steroids and PED’s

“When I saw the news on twitter last night [‘Cyborg’ Santos positive drug test], I felt a little like a ten year old whose parents have just admitted that Santa Claus doesn’t exist. A tiny bit disappointed, but mostly relieved that now we can all stop pretending.” Man, I like this girl. Similar to the... Read more »

2012 Olympics: Olympic Sprint Champion LaShawn Merritt Back in the Olympic Game

A recent story in the New York Times this past December, Sprinter Leaves Humiliation Behind, caused this writer to pause. As the story goes, LaShawn Merritt had taken a sexual-enhancement drug which happened to contain substances that triggered positives on three PED tests. Now you can imagine what doping officials would say to that excuse?... Read more »

NFL: WADA Pulls No Punches in Addressing NFLPA and its Failure to Implement HGH Testing

In two November articles (Rep. Waxman Calls Into Question NFL Union “Delay” Tactics Regarding HGH Testing and MLB Beats NFL in Holding Athletes Accountable for HGH Use) I discuss the NFLPA’s failure to actually implement the needed HGH testing they had agreed to in the CBA (Collective Bargaining Agreement) they signed this fall. It is... Read more »

Major League Baseball: MLB Beats NFL in Holding Athletes Accountable for HGH Use

The MLB is about to take a giant step forward with the new proposed contract between players and owners as they come to agreement on HGH testing. That’s the report out of the New York Times in Michael Schmidt’s piece, New Contract Will Enable Baseball to Test for H.G.H. As far as I’m concerned, this... Read more »