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General Doping Thread.

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King Boonen said:
TheSpud said:
RedheadDane said:
Dunno if this might need its own thread, but I'm too lazy to make one.

So, is there any sort of competition where you couldn't get an advantage what-so-ever from taking some kind of drugs?
I mean, even in competitive sleeping you could get an advantage from taking drugs...

Chess?

Nope.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28119083




Nope. Probably the first dude who popularize chess might have stolen the idea from somebody else... :D


"He held the Grandmaster title from 2014 to 2015, when it was revoked after he was found to have cheated during a tournament."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaioz_Nigalidze
 
Fabián Puerta
https://www.antena2.com.co/ciclismo...arazo-de-la-federacion-colombiana-de-ciclismo
Google translate
Colombian Cycling Federation announced on Wednesday that, after the notification of the International Cycling Union about the positive of Fabián Puerta in an anti-doping control, the institution began a process of accompaniment to solve the case as soon as possible.

The sample that was taken last June 11 when Fabián Puerta participated in the National Track Cycling Championships, showed an irregular sample in the boldenone substance and now the second test should be studied to rule out doping.

"Our Federation, headed by its President Jorge Ovidio González, the Executive Committee and its officials, deeply regret this positive for the Boldenone substance and at the same time will accompany our cyclist in everything pertinent to analyze the second sample and forward the legal defense as appropriate, "explains the statement of the Federation.

Likewise, the official communication confirms that the test was taken outside the competition and the concentration with the Colombian track team, so the defense will take this item into account to advance the investigation.

The Executive Committee, its officials and President Jorge Ovidio González also confirm that they will always be fighting irregularities in sports, but at the same time they want to support the defense of the athletes who have always represented the country in the best way and have never raised suspicion.

http://www.uci.ch/pressreleases/uci-statement-fabian-hernando-puerta-zapata/
The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announces that it has notified Colombian rider Fabian Hernando Puerta Zapata of an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) of boldenone* in a sample collected in the scope of an out-of-competition control on 11 June 2018.

The doping control was planned and carried out by the Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF), the independent body mandated by the UCI, in charge of defining and implementing the anti-doping strategy in cycling.

The rider has the right to request and attend the analysis of the B sample.

In accordance with UCI Anti-Doping Rules, the rider has been provisionally suspended until the adjudication of the affair.

At this stage of the procedure, the UCI will not comment any further.

*Boldenone is classified as Endogenous Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (AAS)and is prohibited when administered exogenously as per the World Anti-Doping Prohibited List.
 
Did anyone see the Alvarez Golovkin fight? Alvarez had a really deep, wide gash over his eye but there was hardly any bleeding from it.

Looked quite strange to me...there's a certain drug popular amongst cyclists that could explain that....
 
Dekker_Tifosi said:
https://nos.nl/nieuwsuur/artikel/2254828-recordvangst-doping-er-gaan-grote-hoeveelheden-door-dit-land.html

record amount of doping caught in 2017 by the dutch authorities (customs). Not specific to cycling but still. Apparently there's a lot of import through the Netherlands

I started paying a lot more attention to women's cycling 2 years ago because a girl I've known since we were kids turned pro. It's been fun hearing what her experiences have been.

Why am I mentioning this? A small minority of the stuff she told me does regard drugs - she's never seen use or at least that's what she tells me. However, she's told me there's talk among riders that the benelux is usually where drugs usually make their way into the peloton. She did stress as far as she knows it's just rumours because obviously nobody told her "by the way, I use".

Once she felt close enough to an experienced rider to ask if things are better these days in women's cycling or if it's an uphill battle, the answer was something like "It's not as bad as men's cycling but it's still a lot worse than people think it is". Take it with a grain of salt, of course.
 
https://www.bbc.com/sport/swimming/46117978
Two-time world champion swimmer Filippo Magnini has been banned for four years by Italy's national anti-doping body.

Magnini, 100m freestyle world gold medallist in 2005 and 2007, also won Olympic 4x200m freestyle relay bronze at Athens in 2004.

The 36-year-old, who retired last year, had not tested positive and strongly denied he was guilty.

"There is no proof, it's a sentence that was already written," Italian news agency Ansa quoted him as saying.

He added: "We will certainly appeal. We're talking about picking on me, forcing the issue."

Anti-doping prosecutors had asked that an eight-year ban for actual or attempted doping be given to Magnini, who is one of Italy's most successful swimmers and once raced against two dolphins.

Magnini's former relay teammate Michele Santucci was also banned for four years, in a case linked to nutritionist Guido Porcellini, who was given a 30-year ban in July for anti-doping violations.

Original news release from NADO Italia http://www.nadoitalia.it/it/home-it...agnini-tesserato-fin-squalificato-4-anni.html
 
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Years ago Magnini's ex Pellegrini slammed Carolina Kostner for being in a relationship with Schwazer and said "I could never be with a doper", oh the irony.
Of course it would have been sooo much better if she was caught, but that would probably mean that that creep Malagò, the president of the CONI (Italian OC) would be on suicide watch because one of his golden girls got busted.
 
http://www.wada-ama.org/en/media/ne...board-approves-wide-ranging-governance-reform
Bogota Laboratory

The ExCo revoked the accreditation of the Bogotá Laboratory in Colombia, based on the assessment of a Disciplinary Committee due to non-compliance with the International Standard for Laboratories (ISL) and its related Technical Documents. The Laboratory was initially suspended on 20 February 2017. Pursuant to Article 13.7 of the Code, the Laboratory may appeal the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport within 21 days of its receipt of the decision.
 
Here we go again:

A trace of the metabolite of oral turinabol, in the size of one-50 millionth of a grain of sand, was discovered in an anti-doping sample given by Jon Jones to USADA on Dec. 9.

Independent experts found that it was not a re-ingestion of a banned substance but rather a residual affect from a prior situation, perhaps as long as 18 months or even longer ago.

In a Dec. 20 statement to Ed Magaw, an assistant attorney general in Nevada, Jeff Cook, the results management and investigations senior director for USADA wrote:

“Upon careful consideration of the very low concentration of the DHCMT long-term metabolite in Mr. Jones’ Sample from December 9, 2018, and taking into account the human pharmacokinetic characteristics of this particular long-term anabolic steroid metabolite based on data to which USADA has access and in consultation with scientific experts, some of whose opinions are enclosed, USADA concluded, consistent with prior residual amounts detected in Mr. Jones’ samples, that the presence of DHMCT long-term metabolite in Mr. Jones’ Sample #1618215 is consistent with residual amounts from exposure prior to July 28, 2017. Stated differently, the presence of the metabolite is not consistent with re-administration of a prohibited substance, and this very low level would not result in any performance enhancement in relation to Mr. Jones’ upcoming bout.”

So Jones tested positive before during that eighteen month period? If so, why was this never made public?

If the metabolite persists that long, why have other athletes taking it not tested positive a year or more after an initial positive test? Or have they?
 
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/menchov-returns-as-directeur-sportif-with-gazprom-rusvelo/
Menchov, 40, left the sport presumably due to a knee injury in 2013, having won the 2007 Vuelta a España and 2009 Giro d'Italia. But he was retroactively banned in 2014 by the UCI for biological passport violations and was stripped of his podium spot in the 2010 Tour de France, among other results.

He will be joined at Gazprom-RusVelo by Evgeny Petrov, who was ejected from the 2005 Tour de France on stage 10 for too-high hematocrit.

I predict big things in 2019 for Gazprom. :D
 
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Robert5091 said:
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/menchov-returns-as-directeur-sportif-with-gazprom-rusvelo/
Menchov, 40, left the sport presumably due to a knee injury in 2013, having won the 2007 Vuelta a España and 2009 Giro d'Italia. But he was retroactively banned in 2014 by the UCI for biological passport violations and was stripped of his podium spot in the 2010 Tour de France, among other results.

He will be joined at Gazprom-RusVelo by Evgeny Petrov, who was ejected from the 2005 Tour de France on stage 10 for too-high hematocrit.

I predict big things in 2019 for Gazprom. :D
Russia serious about endemic doping culture, yes?
 
Merckx index said:
Here we go again:

A trace of the metabolite of oral turinabol, in the size of one-50 millionth of a grain of sand, was discovered in an anti-doping sample given by Jon Jones to USADA on Dec. 9.

Independent experts found that it was not a re-ingestion of a banned substance but rather a residual affect from a prior situation, perhaps as long as 18 months or even longer ago.

In a Dec. 20 statement to Ed Magaw, an assistant attorney general in Nevada, Jeff Cook, the results management and investigations senior director for USADA wrote:

“Upon careful consideration of the very low concentration of the DHCMT long-term metabolite in Mr. Jones’ Sample from December 9, 2018, and taking into account the human pharmacokinetic characteristics of this particular long-term anabolic steroid metabolite based on data to which USADA has access and in consultation with scientific experts, some of whose opinions are enclosed, USADA concluded, consistent with prior residual amounts detected in Mr. Jones’ samples, that the presence of DHMCT long-term metabolite in Mr. Jones’ Sample #1618215 is consistent with residual amounts from exposure prior to July 28, 2017. Stated differently, the presence of the metabolite is not consistent with re-administration of a prohibited substance, and this very low level would not result in any performance enhancement in relation to Mr. Jones’ upcoming bout.”

So Jones tested positive before during that eighteen month period? If so, why was this never made public?

If the metabolite persists that long, why have other athletes taking it not tested positive a year or more after an initial positive test? Or have they?

Turinabol is old school isn't it?
 
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GuyIncognito said:
That's the first I've ever heard of a knee injury justification. At the time he just said he didn't want to talk or give any reasons

Not true. He did indeed note a persistent knee injury as the reason of his retirement, back in May 2013, you can check the news.

Then it was the year later when the news of his ban came up, if i'm not mistaken (not sure if it was summer 2013 or 2014), and he said he would not enter in any legal battle as it did not make any sense.
 
90 year old busted!
https://www.usada.org/carl-grove-accepts-public-warning/
USADA announced today that Carl Grove, of Bristol, Ind., an athlete in the sport of cycling, has accepted a public warning for his anti-doping rule violations.

Grove, 90, tested positive for epitrenbolone, which is a metabolite of the prohibited substance trenbolone, as the result of an in-competition urine sample he provided on July 11, 2018 after setting a world record at the Masters Track National Championships. While investigating the source of his positive test, it was also determined that a supplement Grove was using prior to July 11, 2018 was contaminated with clomiphene.

During USADA’s investigation into the circumstances of his case, Grove provided USADA with information which established that the source of his positive test was more likely than not caused by contaminated meat consumed the evening before competing on July 11, 2018. Prior to consuming the meat, Grove had tested negative for prohibited substances during an in-competition test on July 10, 2018.

Before disclosing his consumption of meat on the evening prior to submitting his July 11 sample, Grove provided USADA with information about supplements he had used, none of which listed clomiphene or any other prohibited substances on the Supplement Facts label. Detailed analysis subsequently conducted on the supplement by the WADA-accredited laboratory in Salt Lake City, Utah, confirmed the presence of clomiphene in one of the supplements.
 
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Robert5091 said:
90 year old busted!
https://www.usada.org/carl-grove-accepts-public-warning/
USADA announced today that Carl Grove, of Bristol, Ind., an athlete in the sport of cycling, has accepted a public warning for his anti-doping rule violations.

Grove, 90, tested positive for epitrenbolone, which is a metabolite of the prohibited substance trenbolone, as the result of an in-competition urine sample he provided on July 11, 2018 after setting a world record at the Masters Track National Championships. While investigating the source of his positive test, it was also determined that a supplement Grove was using prior to July 11, 2018 was contaminated with clomiphene.

During USADA’s investigation into the circumstances of his case, Grove provided USADA with information which established that the source of his positive test was more likely than not caused by contaminated meat consumed the evening before competing on July 11, 2018. Prior to consuming the meat, Grove had tested negative for prohibited substances during an in-competition test on July 10, 2018.

Before disclosing his consumption of meat on the evening prior to submitting his July 11 sample, Grove provided USADA with information about supplements he had used, none of which listed clomiphene or any other prohibited substances on the Supplement Facts label. Detailed analysis subsequently conducted on the supplement by the WADA-accredited laboratory in Salt Lake City, Utah, confirmed the presence of clomiphene in one of the supplements.

Apparently he was the only competitor in that age group - Seems strange you would waste money on a drug test in this situation.