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.
Christian Schenk, a former decathlon competitor who won the 1988 Seoul Olympic decathlon gold medal while representing East Germany, has admitted using anabolic steroids 30 years after the fact. Schenk admitted using Oral Turinabol in his recently published autobiography.
The brothers behind the underground laboratory known as D-Hacks Pharmaceuticals have been sentenced to several years in prison. Daniel Hackland and his brother Matthew Hackland were sentenced to 54 months and 36 months in prison, respectively. Jenna Hackland, the wife of Daniel, was given an 18-month suspended prison sentence.
Anti-doping crusaders have been working hard to increasing the penalties associated anti-doping rules violations. They hope harsher penalties would make athletes less likely to use steroids. One of the most popular proposals is to criminalize doping with penalties that include prison time. But some countries are even discussing the capital punishment as a penalty.
Bruce Mazur, a 54-year old chiropractor and physical therapist who competes as an amateur road cyclist in his spare time, tested positive for a prohibited anabolic steroid according to a statement released by USADA on August 1, 2018.
Orkhon Purevdorj, the reigning world champion in womens freestyle wrestling from Mongolia, has been provisionally suspended after committing an anti-doping rules violation. Purevodrj tested positive for a prohibited anabolic steroid according to the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA).
Bryan Kelly, a retired officer with the Hamden Police Department (HPD) in Connecticut who sold steroids to other cops, has been spared prison by a federal judge. The judge could have sentenced Kelly to 10 years but instead decided that Kelly didnt deserve any prison time at all.
Jarrion Lawson, an American long jumper who won the silver medal at the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships in London, tested positive for traces of the trenbolone metabolite known as epitrenbolone according to the IAAF. Lawson has strongly denied knowingly using steroids and has vowed to appeal his provisional suspension.
Victoria Francis-Weiss was suspended for one-year by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) according to an announcement posted on the USADA website on August 31, 2018. Francis-Weiss apparently tested positive for a selective androgen receptor modulator (SARM) during a random drug test.
Glenn Kane Jacobs is best known as a professional WWE wrestler but he is also a Republican politician. Kane was recently elected the mayor of Knox County in Tennessee and is scheduled to be sworn in on September 1, 2018. His political success has opened him up to scrutiny over his involvement with anabolic steroids as a WWE performer.