- Jun 19, 2009
Hangdog98 said:*Sigh* Mongol_Whatever, not all the drugs on the banned list are PED's. This is a rookie mistake and I forgive you. Cortico-steroids like Cortisone are banned because they can be used to mask an injury. Cortico-Steroids act like adrenal cortex hormones and are important in reducing inflammation in injuries and allergic responses. So, by using Cortico-Steroids, an athlete could mask an injury and do further damage to themselves. Possible side effects include stomach irritation, ulcers, mental irritation and long-term effects and most importantly, weakening of bones and muscles. Many drugs are permitted in certain concentrations. L'equipe took a report of a detection of such a substance, well below the permitted threshold, consistent with the application of a topical cream, and mis-reported it as a positive drug test.
Laughter is still the best medicine and it's not on the banned list. Oh, have you actually seen the list?
There was a permitted threshold?
If there was a permitted threshold in 1999 then why did you require a TUE?