By Admin – Steroidal.com
Professional athletes, regulatory bodies, and the International Olympic Committee was absolutely shocked to learn recently the Russians are embroiled in another major steroid scandal after the defection to the United States of their former director of anti-doping.
Grigory Rodchenkov has been spilling the beans regarding the rampant use of anabolic steroids and a host of other performance-enhancing drugs used by Russian national athletes at almost every level of magic – including during the recent Olympic competitions that had been held in Russia.
At first these new allegations were pretty much dismissed out of hand, but when individuals and investigative parties learned that the person leaking this information was the former head of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency in Moscow they began to pay a lot more attention.
The scandal has only begun to scratch the surface
Everyone involved is pretty shocked at the fact that the Russians are embroiled in the middle of another steroid and performance-enhancing drugs scandal at the national level (they have been down this road before in the past), but most believe that this latest scandal in the information that has been currently leaked is only the tip of the iceberg.
In an all new interview with reporters and investigators from the New York Times, Grigory Rodchenkov makes a very specific number of claims about the steroid scandal that has been going on in Russia for the past 15 years or so – the biggest of all being that the entire steroid and performance-enhancing drug program has support at the highest state levels.
Members (high ranking members at that) in the Russian government were not only complicit in helping top performance athletes subvert the World Anti-Doping Agency rules, regulations, and testing protocols, but many of the Russian government agencies responsible for supporting these athletes in a variety of ways have been funneling money directly to these programs designed to help them make the most out of performance-enhancing drugs.
Spies are even getting involved in doping
One of the largest offenders in Russia has to be the FSB, the “spiritual successor” of the KGB that existed in the USSR. It’s interesting to see that they have a significant role to play in the ability for these athletes to take advantage of performance-enhancing drugs and to skirt the WADA testing protocols – mostly because it would be similar to the FBI helping the US National Team utilize steroids.
There’s just not a direct link that most people would make when it comes to national intelligence and professional sports.
According to Rodchenkov, the Russian FSB was a major player in helping athletes past drug tests when they were sprung spontaneously, and they may have even been directly responsible for swapping out tainted urine samples with “clean” samples so that the Olympic drug testing protocols wouldn’t be triggered to the rampant cheating going on behind the scenes.
There is also information released in this interview that suggests that the Russian government has been working on powerful strains of almost undetectable anabolic steroid cocktails capable of producing incredible results.
A lot of nations around the world have always wondered whether or not the Russians were playing on a level and even competitive field, but if they have the funding of the government to produce designer “performance-enhancing cocktails” that will skirt and subvert most every testing protocol out there, the odds are pretty good that they haven’t been.
It’s also important to mention that the claims made by Grigory Rodchenkov have yet to be independently verified, though journalists and investigators from all around the world – as well as those from the IOC – are looking very seriously into these allegations.
It’ll be interesting to see everything else that comes to light in the near future!