Travis Tygart, the chief executive officer of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), thinks he knows how to best fight the war on doping. Tygart has taken it upon himself to tell the rest of the world how it should be done.
USADA has seen its credibility suffer with the growing perception that it is more interested in pursuing dirty foreign athletes than focusing on stopping steroid use by athletes in the United States. USADA, under the leadership of CEO Travis Tygart, has pursued Russian athletes in order to protect clean American athletes.
Demi Payne tested positive for the anabolic steroid drostanolone (Masteron). The steroid positive result came as the result of the analysis of an in-competition urine sample collected at the USA Track Field Indoor Championships in Portland, Oregon on March 12, 2016.
USADA has been cracking down on amateur competitive cyclists who have been prescribed testosterone as part of a hormone replacement therapy protocol. USADA is penalizing these athletes if they have failed to obtain a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) giving them permission to use an otherwise prohibited anabolic steroid.
Jason Gaug, a cop who worked 20 years for the Canton Police Department in Ohio, liked using anabolic steroids to help give him an advantage in the gym. And why not? Gaug had been successfully hiding his use of the illegal muscle-building drugs from his boss. That all changed when his live-in girlfriend died of a drug overdose.
The latest research suggests that genetics are not the sole determinant of a male adults absolute levels of serum testosterone. While genetics does play an unavoidable role, environmental factors during ones teenage years have a significant influence on a mans lifelong testosterone production.
Anabolic steroids were only one of the drugs seized when federal agents raided a 42-acre compound on Old Cornelia Highway outside of Gainesville, Georgia on August 23, 2018. The compound was home to what police describe as a major polydrug organization.
Dylan Shaw, the Australian man who set up the Swole Ninja Community on Facebook with his girlfriend Nateesha Barlin to sell anabolic steroids, was busted again only weeks after pleading guilty to multiple charges related to steroid importation and trafficking.
The Drug Free Sport New Zealand (DFSNZ) has announced the suspension of three additional athletes whose names were found on the customer list of a New Zealand domestic steroid source. Brandyn Laursen, Tukiterangi Raimona and Lionel Skipwith were the latest athletes taken down in the NZ Clenbuterol doping scandal.
Michael Meacham, a masters-level competitive triathlete from Pennsburg (Pennsylvania), tested positive for the anabolic steroids methenolone and boldenone according to a press release by USADA published on June 29, 2018. Athletes and bodybuilders most commonly refer to methenolone and boldenone as Primobolan and Equipoise, respectively.