Two rugby players with the Clevedon Rugby Football Club (Clevedon RFC) have been suspended for four years after testing positive for anabolic steroids. Dean Ashfield and Mike Lowis both failed anti-doping controls administered after a rugby game earlier this year.
Mia St. John, a retired professional boxer who claimed world champion titles in the WBC super welterweight and IBA lightweight divisions, made an unexpected admission regarding her use of anabolic steroids during her career.
The Nippon Professional Baseball Organization (NPB), also known in Japan as Puro Yaky, made a very rare announcement on August 9, 2018. It announced the suspension of a baseball player for an anti-doping violation. It was the first anti-doping violation in the past 7 years and only the 5th violation in the past decade.
The mandatory education requirements for high school football coaches in Texas include subjects such as safety training, ethics and sportsmanship in addition to the fundamentals of coaching. But of particular interest is the requirement that coaches successfully complete courses in anabolic steroid and performance-enhancing drug (PED) education.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has partially suspended the accreditation of the Doping Control Laboratory at the Karolinska University Hospital (Stockholm Laboratory) for doing sloppy work on a procedure used to test athletes for anabolic steroids. The Stockholm laboratory will immediately be prohibited from examining athlete urine samples for the presence of anabolic steroids until further notice.
Kevin Custis admitted to prescribing large dosages of anabolic steroids to bodybuilders for non-therapeutic purposes. Custis is permanently prohibited from managing, overseeing, supervising, or influencing the practice of medicine or provision of healthcare activities in the State of Jersey.
Robert Wagner, an Austrian sports agent who offered to supply anabolic steroids and human growth hormone (hGH) to an undercover journalist with The Telegraph (UK), faces disciplinary action following a lengthy investigation by the International Association of Athletics Athletic Integrity Unit (AIU).
Dozens of professional cyclists at the 2018 Volta a Portugal were targeted to provide blood and urine samples in an unprecedented mega-operation carried out by anti-doping authorities on August 4, 2018. The drug tests were obtained during a surprise and unannounced raid of the team hotels by doping control officers.
The grand opening of the Msunduzi Athletics Stadium in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa is scheduled for August 25, 2018. The organizers have paid American track star Justin Gatlin to make a guest appearance. Local politicians have criticized the decision to pay so much money to an athlete who had been suspended twice for using PEDs.
Hillsborough Circuit Judge Samantha Ward ruled that accused murder defendant Keith Dukes could use roid rage as a defense strategy for murder. Dukes savagely murdered his wife Michelle Dukes in front of their three children in April 2015. Dukes wants a jury to believe that anabolic steroids made him do it.