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Exclusive interview: Stuart O'Grady breaks silence on doping ...

Exclusive interview: Stuart O'Grady breaks silence on doping ... | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it
There was a big cooler on the bus, we had ten thermoses for each rider along with the other usual supplements, and just used them. I believe they made us slower, actually. Fanboys: What were the other “usual supplements”?
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About Renée Anne

About Renée Anne | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it

Welcome to the site "Doping In Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective." I've been deeply involved in the fight against doping in sport for over a decade and I am curating this site with the aim of providing viewers with a steady stream of breaking news and current issues globally re doping in sport.

 

I have also recently begun curating a companion site "Match Fixing & Corruption in Sport - The Spider's Web http://www.scoop.it/t/match-fixing-corruption-in-sport-the-spider-s-web. I believe that these issues => Doping in Sport + Match Fixing + Corruption are all inextricably linked just like the silken threads of the Spider's Web. No matter how faint the connections may seem they need to be explored to see where they lead us.

 

So please join me on this journey.

Feedback is always welcomed.

Renee Anne Shirley

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The Untold and Insanely Weird Story of A-Rod’s Doping Habits

The Untold and Insanely Weird Story of A-Rod's Doping Habits - Matter - Medium
And why MLB quietly banned EPO, cycling’s drug of choice
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Liam Morgan: Spare a thought for those affected by selfishness of doping cheats

Liam Morgan: Spare a thought for those affected by selfishness of doping cheats | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it

Is there any other issue in sport that provokes the amount of debate, controversy and outrage as doping? Is there any other problem that attracts the headlines quite so frequently on a regular basis? Alarmingly, doping in sport is a freight train that shows absolutely no signs of slowing down, and what a shame that is.


Sport both unites and integrates in equal measure - it gives people from all different backgrounds, social classes and ethnicities the chance to put their differences aside to come together in support of one common goal. But doping throws the very integrity of something we all love dearly into question. It is a disgrace that millions of fans all over the world will attend certain sporting events with the fact that what they watch before them may not be as authentic as it first appears etched into their minds.

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Justin Gatlin runs 100 metres personal best of 9.74sec in Doha

Justin Gatlin runs 100 metres personal best of 9.74sec in Doha | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it

Justin Gatlin laid down a staggering marker for the rest of the athletics season by running a personal best of 9.74sec – at the age of 33 – to win the 100m at the opening Diamond League meeting of the year in Doha. The controversial American, who has been banned twice for doping offences, led from the gun to smash a high-class field to smithereens. “I wanted to come here and make a statement to the world,” said Gatlin. He did that, all right. And a whole lot more.

 

On this evidence he represents a clear and present danger to Usain Bolt, the world’s best sprinter when fit since 2008 – especially given that the Jamaican has not run quicker than 9.74 since winning gold at London 2012. Gatlin however is getting faster!

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WADA acknowledge French study into micro-dosing has "raised questions" about ability of athletes to avoid detection

WADA acknowledge French study into micro-dosing has "raised questions" about ability of athletes to avoid detection | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) have acknowledged that a French television documentary which saw eight athletes undergo a month-long period of micro-dosing did "raise questions" about the ability of athletes to avoid testing positive by taking minimal amounts of performance enhancing substances.

Athletes participating in the study, documented by France 2's sports magazine show Stade 2, underwent a VO2 max test, a time trial on a static bike and a 3,000 metre run before repeating the tests after a month-long process of micro-dosing, using prohibited substances such as erythropoietin (EPO).

The study attempted to demonstrate how athletes could avoid detection from the Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) through the process of micro-dosing, whilst they athletes displayed an average improvement of 6.1 per cent in the VO2 max test, as well as 2.3 and 2.8 per cent gains in the time trial and runs respectively.

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WADA Statement on France Télévisions ABP Documentary (May 11, 2015)

Since WADA’s statement on the France Télévisions 3 May documentary regarding a study on the Athlete Biological Passport (ABP), new information has been brought to our attention regarding the study. WADA is now aware of the five complete profiles produced by the study. Of those five, two would have been considered “positive” cases under the ABP model if properly used, and three would have been “suspicious” cases leading to targeted testing.
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US stripped of Olympic relay medals

US stripped of Olympic relay medals | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it
The USA 4x100m relay team are stripped of their London 2012 Olympic silver medals because of Tyson Gay's drugs ban.
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Steroid-like 'agents' found in 5 university football players' doping tests

Steroid-like 'agents' found in 5 university football players' doping tests | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it
Five Canadian Interuniversity Sport football players have tested positive for anabolic steroids or anabolic agents that have effects similar to steroids.
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WADA criticizes French TV doping report - VeloNews.com

WADA criticizes French TV doping report  - VeloNews.com | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it
World Anti-Doping Association blasts Stade 2 TV station for airing a program using "human guinea pigs" for bio-passport doping report
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Pacquiao could face disciplinary action for not disclosing shoulder injury

Pacquiao could face disciplinary action for not disclosing shoulder injury | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it
LAS VEGAS — Manny Pacquiao could face disciplinary action from Nevada boxing officials for failing to disclose a shoulder injury before his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr
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Risk has to be greater than reward to deter drug cheats, claims cycling legend Boardman

Risk has to be greater than reward to deter drug cheats, claims cycling legend Boardman | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it

Great Britain's Olympic gold-medal winning cyclist Chris Boardman believes teams need to be stricter in their sanctions against drug cheats in order to tackle the blood doping epidemic which has shrouded the sport...The Barcelona 1992 Olympic individual pursuit winner said the risks associated with doping have to be much greater than the potential rewards for cyclists.


Boardman conceds that legally it is very difficult to implement life bans, even though he admits to liking the concept, but insists there’s nothing to stop teams putting clauses in their contracts categorically stating that anyone who is caught doping will lose their job and have to relinquish all their earnings.

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IAAF seeks 4-year doping ban for marathon champ Rita Jeptoo - FOXSports.com

IAAF seeks 4-year doping ban for marathon champ Rita Jeptoo - FOXSports.com | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it

IAAF has asked sport's highest court to double a two-year ban for doping imposed on Boston and Chicago Marathon winner Rita

 

Jeptoo has also filed an appeal seeking to overturn her ban by Kenya's athletics federation, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said Tuesday.

 

She tested positive for the blood-booster EPO in a sample taken while training last September, several weeks before winning her second straight Chicago Marathon title.

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Is another huge doping scandal waiting to happen?

Is another huge doping scandal waiting to happen? | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it

The stage is very similar, the timing too. Four years ago, Indian athletics was rocked by a huge doping scandal when eight athletes, including six 400m runners, three of whom had been a part of the historic 2010 Commonwealth Games and Asian Games women’s 4x400m relay gold medal winning teams, tested positive.

 

The athletes, including Ashwini Akkunji, Mandeep Kaur, Sini Jose and Jauna Murmu, were suspended for two years, their Ukrainian coach Yuriy Ogorodnik was sacked, a few heads rolled and Sports Ministry, SAI and athletics officials vowed never to let something like that happen again.

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Will the doping spotlight shift it's focus to India next?

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The Gatlin dilemma | The Science of Sport

The Gatlin dilemma | The Science of Sport | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it
Justin Gatlin is the world's fastest man, shrouded in controversy and a PR-disaster waiting to happen. In the wake of his 9.74s performance, and a boycott of Beijing, a look at the Gatlin dilemma and what it means for anti-doping and sprinting
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Justin Gatlin flies home claiming Beijing organisers do not want him

Justin Gatlin flies home claiming Beijing organisers do not want him | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it
The sprinter Justin Gatlin flew home on the eve of the Beijing World Challenge meeting, claiming organisers had told him they did not want him to compete
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Justin Gatlin gets faster with age but trust fails to keep pace | Sean Ingle

Justin Gatlin gets faster with age but trust fails to keep pace | Sean Ingle | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it
Justin Gatlin is defying biology and history by running a personal best aged 33 as doubts about his performances will not go away
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Exclusive: Craig Chalmers fears growing scourge of doping in rugby | Herald Scotland

Exclusive: Craig Chalmers fears growing scourge of doping in rugby | Herald Scotland | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it

CRAIG Chalmers, the former Scotland and British Lions fly half, has expressed a fear that doping in rugby is becoming increasingly prevalent and called into question the response of Scottish Rugby to his son's misdemeanour.

 

Sam Chalmers, the first rugby player in Scotland to have tested positive for a banned substance, will return from a two-year suspension next month. His father fears his case could be the first of many and believes the national governing body should have done more to learn from the incident.

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Could Cyclists Still Be Doping?

Could Cyclists Still Be Doping? | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it
Despite all the talk in recent years of a cleanup in cycling, pro riders could still be doping and getting away with it according to a new study produced by the independent watchdog group, Athletes for Transparency. In a program that aired on French television earlier this week, researcher Pierre Sallet demonstrated how athletes could use micro-doses of EPO, Human Growth Hormone, blood transfusions, and corticosteroids without running afoul of the UCI’s Biological Passport testing program.
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See WAdA's May 11, 2015 Statement in which they do an about-turn & acknowledge the validity of the French study reported in this article.
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Backstrom should not have silver medal: former WADA chief

Backstrom should not have silver medal: former WADA chief | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it

Dick Pound, former head of the World Anti-Doping Agency blasted the organization on Wednesday for being part a deal that allowed Swedish ice hockey player Nicklas Backstrom to keep his silver medal despite testing positive at the Sochi Olympics...

 

"I would like to voice my disappointment in the Backstrom case, we have an athlete who failed a test and is walking around with a silver medal around his neck," Dick Pound, who was WADA president from 1999-2007, told the agency's Foundation Board Meeting in Montreal. "I think we fumbled the ball."

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Carter Luck Accepts Doping Sanction | USADA

Carter Luck Accepts Doping Sanction | USADA | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it
Carter Luck, of Harrisburg, Pa., an athlete in the sport of cycling, has accepted a 12-month sanction for a non-analytical anti-doping rule violation.
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Reduced sanction based on athlete providing substantial assistance

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Doping, made easy | Sports | DW.DE | 06.05.2015

Doping, made easy | Sports | DW.DE | 06.05.2015 | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it
A French study has revealed a major loophole in the fight against doping. Under medical supervision, athletes were able to take minimal amounts of performance-enhancing substances - without testing positive.
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Victor Conte: Drug testing for Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight ... - New York Daily News

Victor Conte: Drug testing for Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight ... - New York Daily News | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it
Doping has been an on-again, off-again issue in the talks between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao over the past five years.
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Pacquiao team 'disappointed' he was denied injection on shoulder

Pacquiao team 'disappointed' he was denied injection on shoulder | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it
Manny Pacquiao's team have expressed their disappointment that the boxer was not allowed to have an injection on his injured shoulder before his fight with Floyd Mayweather.
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Why ASADA's case against Essendon players fell apart

Why ASADA's case against Essendon players fell apart | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it
ASADA has failed to prove its case against the 34 Essendon players, and WADA is unlikely to fare any better.
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Persistence of a Steroid Bedevils Baseball - New York Times

Persistence of a Steroid Bedevils Baseball - New York Times | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it
Dan Halem, Major League Baseball’s chief legal officer and new drug czar, said that the league recognized the problem with stanozolol and for years had been trying to tackle it.
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