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Doping in other sports?

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When the UFC signed USADA to run their PEDs testing, they were supposed to be conducting a minimum of 2750 tests per year of the UFC's 500+ fighters, roughly five tests per fighter per year. In the six months of 2015 when the program was in operation, they only administered 353. USADA shows 50 fighters tested in the 3° quarter of the year and 131 in the 4°. I didn't bother to sort the two quarters for overlap but even if none, 181 fighters still only represents around 1/3° of the UFC's roster. They need almost 690 tests per quarter to make the annual commitment and they barely made half of that over two quarters.
 
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When the UFC signed USADA to run their PEDs testing, they were supposed to be conducting a minimum of 2750 tests per year of the UFC's 500+ fighters, roughly five tests per fighter per year. In the six months of 2015 when the program was in operation, they only administered 353. USADA shows 50 fighters tested in the 3° quarter of the year and 131 in the 4°. I didn't bother to sort the two quarters for overlap but even if none, 181 fighters still only represents around 1/3° of the UFC's roster. They need almost 690 tests per quarter to make the annual commitment and they barely made half of that over two quarters.

I bet they get paid regardless, so it's a fricken win-win situation innit?
 
A British man and five Germans have been charged with producing significant amounts of doping substances for athletes in an underground laboratory and distributing the drugs across Germany.
Munich prosecutors say a 45-year-old British national has been running an underground laboratory in Waldkraiburg, near Munich, since 2009.
http://ca.reuters.com/article/sportsNews/idCAKCN0UQ18F20160112

Germany just passed anti-doping legislation. Wonder if any well known athletes will emerge as a result.
 
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When the UFC signed USADA to run their PEDs testing, they were supposed to be conducting a minimum of 2750 tests per year of the UFC's 500+ fighters, roughly five tests per fighter per year. In the six months of 2015 when the program was in operation, they only administered 353. USADA shows 50 fighters tested in the 3° quarter of the year and 131 in the 4°. I didn't bother to sort the two quarters for overlap but even if none, 181 fighters still only represents around 1/3° of the UFC's roster. They need almost 690 tests per quarter to make the annual commitment and they barely made half of that over two quarters.

Ariel Helwani: "The USADA-UFC program actually went into full effect for the 1st time this month. It’s going to ramp up big time now."
https://twitter.com/arielhelwani/status/687062727379009536

Yoel Romero was just busted.

"Hearing that Romero popped for a designer steroid - a peptide that increases testosterone production."
https://twitter.com/MMAjunkieSteven/status/687062928462233600

Here's a picture of Mr. Romero:

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He is the 2nd ATT fighter to test positive since USADA took over. The first being lightweight (lol) fighter Gleison Tibau.

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It has been a good couple of months for the eye test.
 
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The AFLD has announced that 16 French athletes show biological passport anomolies (from a test base of 60 athletes).

2 of these athletes are from track and field, the other sports are not identified.

The process is continuing, the athletes now have the possibility to explain their blood profiles.

http://www.lemonde.fr/athletisme/article/2016/01/15/seize-passeports-biologiques-suspects-chez-des-sportifs-francais_4847731_1616661.html

So much for making doping a criminal offence in France.
 
Now "Big Ben" Rothwell joins the chorus singing of UFC's "cleaner" heavyweight division. Rothwell claims the reason he now is rising in the heavyweight ranks is because fewer of his competitors are juiced. He also cites specifically differences in physiques and fighting styles on display at Overeem -vs- dos Santos (UFC on Fox, 19 December 2015) as evidence:

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Overeem (L) in 2011 at 263 lbs, (R) in 2015 at 243

...This sport is exhausting. Big guys come and go all the time because they hate the hard work. The ones who survive seem to think they need PEDs to cope with the training.

And let's face it. Being a big guy and ripped just doesn't happen naturally. Everybody wants that ripped look. For a guy to weigh 265 and get that look everyone wants to see in a professional fighter, he needs help. I that's another reason PED use is high at heavyweight. All divisions have it, but it has been bad at heavyweight.
 
The UFC pulled Tim Means from his main event fight against Donald Cerrone at the 26 February Fight Night 83 for a USADA violation. USADA's body count at UFC continues to climb.

Speaking of USADA's body count, a Croatian sport news agency reported last month that when Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic received the OOC test results for which he confessed to HGH use, it said his test was negative. "Cro Cop" copped to HGH use that USADA never detected.
 
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Novitzky claimed in an interview with Joe Rogan (discussed in its own Clinic thread started on 19 August of last year) that USADA had (present tense) a test to detect HGH as much as a week after administration. Cro Cop's test was administered on 4 November 2015. Which begs the question, how did he manage not to test positive?

1. Was it a urine sample or a blood sample? HGH biomarkers analysis requires a blood sample.
2. If it was a blood sample, was it analysed for HGH biomarkers? The biomarkers test is not done as standard procedure.
3. Is the croatian lab advanced enough?
4. According to Botter, the test has only been used for a couple of months (i.e. january 2016 and december 2015).
 
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StyrbjornSterki said:
Novitzky claimed in an interview with Joe Rogan (discussed in its own Clinic thread started on 19 August of last year) that USADA had (present tense) a test to detect HGH as much as a week after administration. Cro Cop's test was administered on 4 November 2015. Which begs the question, how did he manage not to test positive?

1. Was it a urine sample or a blood sample? HGH biomarkers analysis requires a blood sample.
2. If it was a blood sample, was it analysed for HGH biomarkers? The biomarkers test is not done as standard procedure.
3. Is the croatian lab advanced enough?
4. According to Botter, the test has only been used for a couple of months (i.e. january 2016 and december 2015).
... or ...

5. No test exists but Tygart and Novitzky are bluffing in an attempt to warn athletes off the HGH
6. The test exists but is yet fallible
7. Athletes already have developed an adulterant to defeat the test
8. The Croatian lab is on the take
9. Cro Cop bought fake HGH
10. Cro Cop has an identical twin brother who doesn't dope, and only one of them ever goes into public at a time
 
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Leicester City have to be on some sort of special programme. Vardy is 29, he may have just become the best striker in England overnight. This dwarfs Froomes immediate transition. Would really like to know about the Leicester medical team.

Its 99 million pounds in TV rights for last in the premier league next year. For the team who barely escaped relegation last year, doesnt take columbo to figure out magic measures were put in place.

Robert Huth????

Its laughable. Kimmage should go after Leicester with everything he's got.
 
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Leicester City have to be on some sort of special programme. Vardy is 29, he may have just become the best striker in England overnight. This dwarfs Froomes immediate transition. Would really like to know about the Leicester medical team.

Its 99 million pounds in TV rights for last in the premier league next year. For the team who barely escaped relegation last year, doesnt take columbo to figure out magic measures were put in place.

Robert Huth????

Its laughable. Kimmage should go after Leicester with everything he's got.

Vardy does remind me of Froome with that skeletal look.
And the long sleeved thermal. Is that to hide the needle marks!

http://www.lcfc.com/team/science_staff/ Maybe a few Kerrison wannabes in there?
 
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glenmalure said:
Leicester City have to be on some sort of special programme. Vardy is 29, he may have just become the best striker in England overnight. This dwarfs Froomes immediate transition. Would really like to know about the Leicester medical team.

Its 99 million pounds in TV rights for last in the premier league next year. For the team who barely escaped relegation last year, doesnt take columbo to figure out magic measures were put in place.

Robert Huth????

Its laughable. Kimmage should go after Leicester with everything he's got.

Vardy does remind me of Froome with that skeletal look.
And the long sleeved thermal. Is that to hide the needle marks!

http://www.lcfc.com/team/science_staff/ Maybe a few Kerrison wannabes in there?

they are using creams...

you can get lipotropin, GW and Aicar in transdermal creams, and CJC... why bother with needles now when you can do it via transdermal pathway absoption, not sure how all those peptides efficacy is when transdermal versus intravenous...
 
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glenmalure said:
Leicester City have to be on some sort of special programme. Vardy is 29, he may have just become the best striker in England overnight. This dwarfs Froomes immediate transition. Would really like to know about the Leicester medical team.

Its 99 million pounds in TV rights for last in the premier league next year. For the team who barely escaped relegation last year, doesnt take columbo to figure out magic measures were put in place.

Robert Huth????

Its laughable. Kimmage should go after Leicester with everything he's got.

Vardy does remind me of Froome with that skeletal look.
And the long sleeved thermal. Is that to hide the needle marks!

http://www.lcfc.com/team/science_staff/ Maybe a few Kerrison wannabes in there?
I'd argue the dodgy guy in that list is Andrea Azzalin.

Andrea Azzalin
First Team Science & Conditioning Coach

Andrea Azzalin joined Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri’s coaching team in 2012 having spent over four years studying at university.

Azzalin started his career in football coaching at Italian side A.S. Varese 1910 in 2009, spending three years at the club while completing a four-year PhD in Exercise Physiology at the University of Verona.

While still studying at university, Azzalin linked up with Ranieri for the first time in 2012 and spent two years at A.S. Monaco before moving to Greece’s national side with Ranieri’s staff in 2014.

Italian-born Azzalin joined Leicester City in July 2015 alongside manager Ranieri and assistant manager Paolo Benetti.