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Lance Armstrong stripped of Tour de France titles by USADA

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The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has stripped Lance Armstrong's seven Tour de France titles, erasing one of the most incredible achievements in sports after deciding he had used performance-enhancing drugs to do it.

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This Is Why The Steroid Era Isn't Over In Sports

This Is Why The Steroid Era Isn't Over In Sports | drugs in sport | Scoop.it

“Drug testing is still impotent, has been impotent since it started," said Charles Yesalis, a professor of health policy administration, exercise and sports science at Pennsylvania State University. "Frankly, many of these drugs work way too well and there's way too much money involved to ever see a light at the end of the tunnel.”


While pleased with the progress of its mission to stamp out performance-enhancing drugs in sport, even the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency agreed that testing doesn't always work

 

But he noted that it was a "one-time deal" because someone -- former Biogenesis employee Porter Fischer -- "ratted out" Biogenesis, leading to the MLB doping revelations. Similarly, the BALCO scandal in 2003 started when Trevor Graham, who coached track and field athletes for the Olympics, anonymously turned in a dirty syringe to the USADA, revealing that athletes were getting a then-unknown drug from the Bay Area Laboratory Co-operative.

 

“It's still going on," Yesalis said. "The only way baseball or any other sports federation will be able to get power is to do almost police sting operations because drug testing has been a flop.”

 

“Unfortunately, we always tend to be behind people who are creating these things and using them," said Dr. Alex Diamond, a sports medicine doctor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. "There's so much money involved in it, they're always able to get a step ahead and we're always trying to play catch up”

 

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Alex Martin's curator insight, January 9, 2014 10:28 AM

This is a good article because ABC news shows that more and more pro athletes are comming forward with their use of steroids. With the Number of athletes each year getting caught, it makes you wonder, "How many athletes are doping and getting away with it?" With the number rising, More and more ways to get by the test clean, there deffiently needs to be more protocols.

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Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sports Fast Facts

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Here's a look at what you need to know about performance enhancing drugs in sports.
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Drugs in sport saga: do the fans really care?

When the drugs in Australian sport investigation was announced in early February, much was made of the importance of protecting fans from the actions of wrongdoers.
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AFL adds hair-testing as part of its war against drugs in sport

AFL adds hair-testing as part of its war against drugs in sport | drugs in sport | Scoop.it
AS MANY as 28 players on every club list could be hair-tested for drug use this off-season after changes to the league’s illicit drug code.

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