WADA announced its reinstatement of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) on September 20, 2018. RUSADA had been suspended after an independent WADA Independent Commission uncovered evidence of a state-sponsored doping program.
Kevin Jones, an Olympic weightlifter working out of the Lift Lab gym Indianapolis, tested positive for clenbuterol at a meet earlier this year. USADA, in a departure from its previous zero tolerance policy, did not suspend Jones after determining his clenbuterol ingestion was unintentional.
Aurum Rx, an underground laboratory that manufactured anabolic steroids, has been shut down after a lengthy multi-jurisdictional investigation spearheaded by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The two individuals, who presumably the primary owners and operators of Aurum Rx, have been arrested.
Mauel Diamond Boy Charr, a professional boxer who is the current World Boxing Association heavyweight champion, has tested positive for two anabolic steroids Masteron and Trenbolone. Charr was notified of the steroid positive by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) on September 19, 2018.
Cameron Dudeck, an amateur Olympic weightlifter working out of the Lift Lab gym in Indianapolis, has been suspended for four years after testing positive for a metabolite of Oral Turinabol. USADA announced the suspension on September 17, 2018.
Bob Hardcore Holly, a professional wrestling superstar for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) between 1994 and 2009, matter-of-factly admitted using anabolic steroids during his career in an interview on The Steve Austin Show podcast titled Wilderness Survival with Bob Holly on September 5, 2018.
The prison inmates were literally on the juice thanks to a prison officer who smuggled anabolic steroids to them inside the HMP Altcourse facility in Liverpool. The prison officer hid the steroids inside orange juice containers.
The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) has just released the results of its annual high school steroid testing program. The good news it that no students tested positive for anabolic steroids or any other PED. The bad news is also that no students tested positive for steroids or PEDs.
Fabricio Werdum, a Brazilian mixed martial artist in the UFC heavyweight division, has been suspended for a two-year period of ineligibility after testing positive for anabolic steroids in violation of the UFC Anti-Doing Policy. The specific anabolic steroid involved was identified as trenbolone.
The Ana Liffey Drug Project Needle & Syringe Programme (ALDP-NSP) in Limerick has recorded a record number of anabolic steroid users as clients taking advantage of its free needle exchange services. The increasing number of steroid users is part of a nationwide trend seen by needle exchange services across Ireland.