Andrew Butterworth, an Olympic weightlifter working out of the Lift Lab gym in Indianapolis, tested positive for stanozolol (Winstrol) last year. Butterworth was suspended for 42-months as a result. The announcement was made by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) on September 26, 2018.
The Swedish Sports Confederation (RF) announced the introduction of what it believes to be the worlds very first anti-doping dog. The dog is a four-year old springer spaniel named Molly. Molly reportedly can detect the scent of various anabolic steroids.
A deputy officer employed by the Kern County Sheriffs Office (KCSO) in Bakersfield (California) is being investigated for anabolic steroid use after his estranged wife reported him to his boss. KCSO deputies took the allegations of steroid use seriously.
Jason Delcol had been friends with Nick Glassburn since high school. Over 25 years had passed and the two friends took quite different career paths. Delcol pursued a career in law enforcement. Glassburn ended up becoming a mid-level drug dealer. The two men remained friends in spite of their divergent career choices.
The Irish government just invested a considerable sum of taxpayer money into one of the most ridiculous anti-drug educational campaigns in recent memory. The campaign wants to convince bodybuilders that they will make zero gains from using anabolic steroids. And to make matters worse, the campaign wants everyone to believe that steroids will lead to devastating and life-threatening side effects.
Hans Vogel, a competitive bodybuilder who once won the Mr. Ireland competition, pleaded to eight charges related to the trafficking of anabolic steroids and performance-enhancing drugs in Dublin District Court. Vogel faced up to one year in prison and/or a maximum fine of 4,000 on each charge. Fortunately Judge John Brennan decided to give Vogel a second chance.
Ben Johnson, the Canadian sprinter who was once the worlds fastest man, won the 100-meter gold medal at the 1988 Seoul Olympics but was disqualified after he tested positive for the anabolic steroid stanozolol. However, the official copy of Johnsons lab report made public 30 years later revealed that drug testers were confused over whether Johnson tested positive for Winstrol or Anavar.
The Pharmacy Board of Australia has accused two pharmacists of engaging in professional misconduct in connection to their dispensing of inappropriate prescriptions for anabolic steroids. The incident took place during a 15-month period that occurred over a decade ago.
Seven Russian spies accused of hacking various WADA and USADA databases have been indicted by a federal grand jury in the Western District of Pennsylvania on October 4, 2018. The Russian spies were behind the Fancy Bears Hack Team that released stolen medical data and prescription records of numerous American and international Olympic athletes in 2016.
Andy Bradley, a Detective Sergeant with the Humberside Police in England, recently asserted that anabolic steroids are just as dangerous and just as lethal as harder drugs such as heroin and cocaine. "The perception that steroids arent as dangerous as so-called harder drugs is a myth."