Monthly Archives: July 2017

UK Anti-Doping agencies are pushing to improve public trust

  Sports are a major part of society’s fabric all over the world and one of the most popular forms of entertainment. On top of that, all of the major sporting organizations and events around the world are responsible for literally trillions of dollars moving one way or another on a yearly basis, and sports are so intrinsically tied into our way of life and our way of business that it’s Read more [...]

The Coffee Craze: Pro and Cons of Guzzling Java

By Anthoney J. Andersen – It’s 6 a.m. The alarm buzzes menacingly in your ear. You groan loudly, rolling onto your back – contemplating hitting the snooze button. “I’ll just hit it once today,” you tell yourself. But you know if you hit snooze, you’ll either be late for work, or quite possibly miss it altogether. This morning scenario probably seems quite familiar Read more [...]

Olympic gold medalist has been completely cleared of PED suspicions

Performance-enhancing drug (PED) testing protocols have gotten more and more stringent and more effective over the last decade or so, and nowhere is the sensitivity of these testing protocols on better display than with the IOC and WADA – the two major governing bodies responsible for making sure that every Olympic athlete is competing in a completely clean and PED free fashion. Sometimes, however, Read more [...]

Professional golf in USA unveils brand-new performance-enhancing drug testing protocols

According to a press release from the PGA Tour, brand-new anti-doping policies are to be implemented before the start of the 2018 season and the PGA is going to be working directly with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to make sure that these protocols are as advanced as any elsewhere around the world. While most don’t think of professional golf – or golf in general, for that matter – Read more [...]

International cycling community rocked by another doping scandal

Anyone that has paid attention to the international cycling community, both pre-and post Lance Armstrong, undoubtably has read all of the trouble that this sport has had in particular with performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). One of the most intensively tested sports on the planet, apparently millions and millions of dollars are spent each year on providing athletes that cycle with the best performance-enhancing Read more [...]

Domestic UGL owner responsible for supplying Army soldiers with steroids pleads guilty

According to reports, the owner and operator of a Domestic Underground Laboratory (UGL) responsible for supplying Joint Base Lewis McCord has admitted to selling and distributing steroids to US Army and other military members throughout the joint base in court documents that were filed in May 2017. Greg Cravatta, the owner and operator of this domestic underground laboratory, reportedly imported Read more [...]

World Anti-Doping Agency imposes partial suspension on US anti-doping laboratory

According to information being released by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), a US laboratory operating out of the University of California at Los Angeles has been temporarily suspended for three months for the mishandling of the analyzation of specific banned substances that may have led to a number of athletes skating on punishments simply because the tests didn’t follow established protocols. The Read more [...]

Top pitching prospect for the San Francisco Giants tests positive for performance-enhancing drugs

Anyone that has been following the MLB (Major League Baseball) for any amount of time understands just how seriously they take performance-enhancing drug abuse and just how diligently they have been working to clean up baseball from the “Wild West” of the 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000’s. Performance-enhancing drug use – particularly anabolic steroids – in the MLB was absolutely overwhelming Read more [...]

Houston Astro’s pitcher David Paulino gets caught using performance-enhancing drugs

In what has pretty much become an annual amount, another major league baseball player has been discovered to be abusing performance-enhancing drugs and has received in 80 game suspension without pay because of it. As most people that follow the sport are well aware, major league baseball does not play along when it comes to performance-enhancing drug abuse or those that try to cover performance-enhancing Read more [...]

Four-time Olympic champion cleared after false positive PED charge

According to the International Olympic Committee (the IOC), four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah has finally been cleared of all suspected doping charges after a false positive came up during his routine biological passport check. Mo Farah, by far the most successful British track athlete in the history of the modern Olympics, was caught up in IOC investigations going heavy into the 2012 and Read more [...]

IWF Has Been Given December Deadline to Clean Up Doping Issues

For years and years now, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has been plagued by doping and performance-enhancing drug issues. Recently, however, things have gotten so bad that the International Olympic Committee has decided to put the IWF on notice and let them know that if they don’t clean up their acts by December 2017 they will not have a seat at the table by the time the summer Read more [...]

Athletic World Records Much Harder To Obtain Under New PED Proposal

According to new reports coming out of Europe, a number of major sports organizations want to eliminate all global world records for their respective sports and reinstate only global world records created by athletes that have conclusively proven not to have taken performance-enhancing drugs at any point in time throughout their career. This radical new proposal is on the fringe of most major sports Read more [...]