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  • Trump claims election is ‘rigged’ and seems to suggest Clinton was on drugs at debate

    10/16/2016 5:55:23 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 141 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 15, 2016 | Jose A. DelReal and Sean Sullivan
    Donald Trump suggested without evidence Saturday that Democrat Hillary Clinton might have been on drugs at their most recent debate and that the election is “rigged” against him, adding a new round of unsubstantiated assertions to an increasingly scathing campaign.
  • Trump insists election ‘rigged,’ calls for drug test for him, Clinton before debate

    10/15/2016 10:42:16 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 15, 2016 | Fox
    Donald Trump on Saturday repeated his argument that the election is rigged against him and returned to his suggestion that Democratic rival Hillary Clinton appears physically unfit to be president -- so both of them should take a drug test. “Looks to me like a rigged election,” Trump said at a rally in New Hampshire. “The election is being rigged by the liberal media to push outright lies to rig the election." Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, has since this summer hinted at the possibility of voter fraud in big, Democrat-run cities like Philadelphia swinging the election for Clinton and...
  • Trump calls for drug test ahead of next debate, says Clinton was 'pumped up'

    10/15/2016 10:06:53 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | October 15, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond
    Donald Trump suggested Saturday that his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, has been "getting pumped up" with performance-enhancing drugs and challenged Clinton to take a drug test before the final debate next week. Trump argued that Clinton was more energetic during the beginning of their debate last Sunday, but lost her steam by the end of the debate. ... "I think we should take a drug test prior to the debate," Trump said during a rally here [NH]. "Because I don't know what's going on with her, but at the beginning of her last debate, she was all pumped up at...
  • In vilifying Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova, Americans are splashing murky waters

    08/11/2016 3:05:06 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10 August 2016 | Sally Jenkins
    RIO DE JANEIRO — Feels good, doesn’t it, to slap water in the face of the rest of the world and go all jingoist? Lilly King kept America strong and pure when she sent a blast of chlorine into the eyes of that Russian criminal mastermind Yulia Efimova and prevented her from melting the earth’s core. Or something like that, right? But there is a disquieting aspect to the narrative going here at the Olympics. It’s not a moment of perfect American moral clarity. King, 19, is a swaggeringly great swimmer, but the rivalry between her and 24-year-old Efimova in...
  • USA swimming sensation Lilly King calls out her drug cheat Russian rival

    08/08/2016 11:15:29 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies ^ | 9 August 2016 | Pedro Oliveira Jr. and Shekhar Bhatia
    Lilly King put her money where her mouth is on Monday night, romping to victory in the 100m breaststroke final after she called her closest Russian rival a drugs cheat - and took another shot at her minutes after securing gold. Yulia Efimova, who was caught in a doping scandal, was booed when her name was announced in the women's 100m breaststroke final. King started strongly and maintained the lead — with Efimova trailing right behind her. 'We can still compete clean and do well in the Olympic games — and that's how it should be,' said King after finishing...
  • WATCH: American Swimmer Calls Out Russian Competitor for Doping

    08/08/2016 7:14:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 8, 2016 | Josh Luckenbaugh
    American swimmer Lilly King had some choice words, as well as a finger wag, Sunday night for Russian counterpart Yulia Efimova, who was twice banned for doping but was surprisingly reinstated for the Rio Olympics Saturday. Efimova, the reigning world champion in the 100 meter breaststroke, has a long history with using substances to get a leg-up on her competition. She was suspended for 16 months in 2013 when anabolic substances were found in her system, and received a provisional ban (which was later lifted) earlier this year for using meldonium. in their rulings on Russia's state-sponsored doping scandal, The...
  • Report: Paralympic officials considering Russian ban

    07/27/2016 2:09:30 PM PDT · by rey · 6 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 22 July 2016
    Officials are considering banning the Russian national team from this summer’s Paralympics after the World Anti-Doping Agency has exposed evidence of a state-run doping scheme that has also put the country's status for the Olympics in jeopardy, according to the New York Times. At least 35 positive doping tests by Russian Paralympians had been covered up by the Russian sports ministry since 2011, according to the Times. An additional 19 doping samples from the 2014 Paralympics in Sochi were tampered with, much like the samples of other Russian athletes at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
  • Russia doping in Sochi was state-dictated with secret service backing, WADA report finds

    07/19/2016 12:40:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    ABC ^ | 07/18/2016
    The Moscow laboratory operated a scheme for the false reporting of positive samples which Richard McClaren called the Disappearing Positive Methodology The Ministry of Sport, the Russian anti-doping agency (RUSADA) and the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), the main heir to the Soviet-era KGB, were all involved Russia's Deputy Minister of Sport Yuri Nagornykh was advised of every positive test from 2011 onwards and decided "who would benefit from a cover-up and who would not be protected" Mr Nagornykh used the code word "save" when he wanted an athlete who had tested positive to be protected and "quarantine" for the...
  • Russian athletes could miss Olympics after IAAF upholds ban: Report

    06/17/2016 9:02:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 17, 2016 | Staff
    The International Association of Athletics Federations chose Friday to uphold its decision to ban Russian track and field athletes from international competition because of doping, according to multiple British media reports. The IAAF Council met in Vienna to vote on the association’s November ruling that suspended all Russian track and field athletes indefinitely. A news conference is expected to be held later on Friday.
  • Bike doping? I had no idea.

    02/02/2016 9:16:22 PM PST · by Baynative · 36 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Feb 1, 2016 | Daniel McMahon
    Cycling officials on Saturday detained a bicycle ridden during the cyclocross world championships in Zolder, Belgium, to investigate "technological fraud," and on Sunday they confirmed the bike had a concealed motor in the frame. The International Cycling Union said the bike belonged to 19-year-old Belgian Femke Van den Driessche. It is the first official case of "mechanical doping" or "bike doping" at cycling's highest level. If used at the right time during a race even a small motor can provide a critical burst of power and speed.
  • Al Jazeera Faces Critical Credibility Test Over Peyton Manning Doping Claim

    12/29/2015 10:44:37 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12/29/15 | Marisa Guthrie
    In an effort to build an audience - and credibility - Al Jazeera America has staked its reputation on deep dive investigations and topics that mainstream TV news divisions have largely abandoned amid shrinking news budgets. And The Dark Side fit squarely in that wheelhouse. It was an undercover probe about doping in sports that fingered several high-profile current athletes including the Denver Bronco's superstar quarterback Peyton Manning. But now AJAM finds itself on the hot seat as the sources of some of the allegations have begun to recant amid furious denials from the athletes. "The allegation that I would...
  • Report: Floyd Mayweather used a banned IV one day before Manny Pacquiao fight

    09/10/2015 10:03:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/10/2015 | Corker Gaines
    The day before Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s highly anticipated bout against Manny Pacquiao, agents for the United States Anti-Doping Agency (Usada) conducted a surprise drug test on Mayweather and found evidence of an illegal IV being used on the boxer, according to Thomas Hauser of SBNation. The fluids that Mayweather's camp says were administered to the fighter — saline and vitamins to combat dehydration — are not banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), which sets the standards used by Usada. The use of the IV, however, as well as the decisions by Usada to not notify the Nevada Athletic Commission...
  • LANCE ARMSTRONG WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Cycling chiefs helped me to cheat!

    11/18/2013 4:31:36 PM PST · by servo1969 · 9 replies ^ | 11-18-2013 | Matt Lawton
    t was the story he had denied. The story Emma O'Reilly went some way to telling when she exposed Lance Armstrong as a drug cheat. But when the conversation moved to the subject of that positive test in 1999, he not only agreed with her that she had been right but went a stage further. O'Reilly always believed there was a bigger conspiracy and with her sitting before him he finally revealed the full scale of the cover-up, naming Hein Verbruggen as a central figure in his escape from punishment. Certainly, Armstrong used this opportunity to his full advantage. He...
  • Book: Ex-Fiancee Sheryl Crow Told Feds About Lance Armstrong's Doping

    10/10/2013 3:00:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Breitbart Sports ^ | 10 Oct 2013
    Armstrong was open about his doping with Crow, never suspecting that she would tell anybody about it. "Rather than try to hide the transfusion from her, Armstrong was completely open about it," the authors write, according to the Daily News. "He trusted that Crow would have no desire to tell the press or anyone else about the team's doping program. He explained that it was simply part of the sport - that all cyclists were doing the same thing."
  • Brewers’ Ryan Braun suspended for remainder of season amidst doping investigation

    07/22/2013 4:07:10 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 29 replies
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Monday, July 22, 2013 | Staff
    Major League Baseball has suspended Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun for the remainder of the 2013 season in what could be the first of a long list of suspensions arising from the league’s investigation into its players’ links to Biogenesis. Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that Braun will accept the ban and will not appeal. The Brewers have 65 games left in their season in which they are 41-56 and in last place in the National League Central Division.... ...Biogenesis is a now-closed anti-aging clinic that is alleged to have provided major-league players with performance-enhancing drugs. The clinic’s...
  • Sen. Schumer Seeks Crackdown On ‘Academic Doping’

    06/16/2013 2:20:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    CBS New York ^ | June 16, 2013
    Studies Indicate Up To 35% Of College Students Use ADHD Drugs As Study AidsNew York’s senior senator wants colleges to come back from summer break with a plan on how to deal with abuse of prescription ADHD pills. Sen. Charles Schumer, speaking from his Midtown office on Sunday, said up to 35 percent of all college kids report using stimulants like Adderall and Ritalin as a study tool. “That’s sort of academic doping,” said Schumer. “There are better ways to pull an all-nighter and stay up. There’s coffee, there’s things like NoDoz.” play Sen. Schumer Seeks Crackdown On 'Academic Doping'WCBS...
  • MLB seeks to suspend A-Rod, Braun

    06/05/2013 8:41:30 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 39 replies
    ESPN ^ | 6/5/2013 | T.J. Quinn, Pedro Gomez and Mike Fish
    Major League Baseball will seek to suspend about 20 players connected to the Miami-area clinic at the heart of an ongoing performance-enhancing drug scandal, including Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun, possibly within the next few weeks, "Outside the Lines" has learned. If the suspensions are upheld, the performance-enhancing drug scandal would be the largest in American sports history. Tony Bosch, founder of the now-shuttered Biogenesis of America, reached an agreement this week to cooperate with MLB's investigation, two sources told "Outside the Lines," giving MLB the ammunition officials believe they need to suspend the players. One source familiar with the...
  • What's The One Thing Lance Armstrong And President Obama Have In Common?

    01/16/2013 10:09:15 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 14 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-16-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • In Reversal, Armstrong Is Said to Weigh Admitting Drug Use

    01/05/2013 8:19:28 AM PST · by Vision · 71 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/5/13 | JULIET MACUR
    Lance Armstrong, who this fall was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles for doping and barred for life from competing in all Olympic sports, has told associates and antidoping officials that he is considering publicly admitting that he used banned performance-enhancing drugs and blood transfusions during his cycling career, according to several people with direct knowledge of the situation. He would do this, the people said, because he wants to persuade antidoping officials to restore his eligibility so he can resume his athletic career.
  • Lance Armstrong's Tour titles stripped, says UCI

    10/22/2012 7:23:47 AM PDT · by AmericanSamurai · 111 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/22/12 | Julien Pretot
    GENEVA, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life on Monday after the International Cycling Union (UCI) ratified the United States Anti-Doping Agency's (USADA) sanctions against the American. The long-awaited decision has left cycling facing its "greatest crisis" according to UCI president Pat McQuaid and has destroyed Armstrong's last hope of clearing his name. "Lance Armstrong has no place in cycling. Lance Armstrong deserves to be forgotten in cycling," McQuaid told a news conference as he outlined how cycling, long battered by doping problems for decades, would have to...
  • Lance Armstrong’s Fall From Grace

    10/18/2012 11:32:12 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 21 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | October 18, 2012 | JP
    Seven-time Tour de France cycling champion Lance Armstrong has long rejected the idea that God has dominion over his life. He has refused to accept that his Creator saved him from testicular cancer (“If there was a God, I’d still have two balls,” he once sneered). He has refused to credit the Almighty for his exceptional athletic prowess (“One of the redeeming things about being an athlete is redefining what’s humanly possible,” he once declared.) The Bible warns that “God opposes the proud.” And Armstrong’s stunning fall from grace offers proof that God’s Word does not return void. The disgraced...
  • My Own Lance Armstrong Confession

    10/16/2012 11:57:12 PM PDT · by ssanders519 · 7 replies
    Straightjacket Junction ^ | 10/15/2012 | Steve Sanders
    NOTE: This blog is obviously a work of fiction. However, with the farce of an investigation that has recently been brought against Lance Armstrong, I couldn't resist a little farce of my own. If you have no interest in cycling, this probably won't mean anything to you and you should probably skip it. Now that the USADA case against Lance Armstrong has come to a close, and everybody from George Hincapie to Dave "Buy My Junk" Zabriskie is coming forward with their own confessions of doping, I figure it is about time I came clean about my own involvement with...
  • Evidence of Armstrong doping 'overwhelming,' agency says

    10/10/2012 1:39:35 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 60 replies
    CNN ^ | 10-10-2012 | Michael Pearson
    Cyclist Lance Armstrong was part of "the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen," the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Wednesday in preparing to release more than 1,000 pages of evidence in the case. The evidence involving the U.S. Postal Service-sponsored cycling team encompasses "direct documentary evidence including financial payments, e-mails, scientific data and laboratory test results that further prove the use, possession and distribution of performance-enhancing drugs by Lance Armstrong," the agency said. Armstrong lawyer Tim Herman dismissed what he called a "one-sided hatchet job" and a "government-funded witch hunt" against the seven-time Tour de...
  • Lance Armstong's Statement of August 23, 2012

    08/23/2012 10:18:32 PM PDT · by Domandred · 185 replies ^ | 8/23/12 | Lance Armstrong
    AUSTIN, Texas - August 23rd, 2012 - There comes a point in every man's life when he has to say, "Enough is enough." For me, that time is now. I have been dealing with claims that I cheated and had an unfair advantage in winning my seven Tours since 1999. Over the past three years, I have been subjected to a two-year federal criminal investigation followed by Travis Tygart's unconstitutional witch hunt. The toll this has taken on my family, and my work for our foundation and on me leads me to where I am today – finished with this...
  • The 1904 Olympic Marathon May Have Been the Strangest Ever

    08/08/2012 10:13:31 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 37 replies
    America’s first Olympics may have been its worst, or at least its most bizarre. Held in 1904 in St. Louis, the games were tied to that year’s World’s Fair, which celebrated the centennial of the Louisiana Purchase while advancing, as did all such turn-of-the-century expositions, the notion of American imperialism. Although there were moments of surprising and genuine triumph (gymnast George Eyser earned six medals, including three gold, despite his wooden leg), the games were largely overshadowed by the fair, which offered its own roster of sporting events, including the controversial Anthropology Days, in which a group of “savages” recruited...
  • (Lance)Armstrong suit to block doping charges dismissed

    07/09/2012 3:44:43 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 11 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 7/9/12 | JIM VERTUNO
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed Lance Armstrong's lawsuit against the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, but says the cyclist can refile it within 20 days. The seven-time Tour de France champion sued USADA on Monday in an attempt to prevent it from moving forward with charges that he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of his career. U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks ruled just hours later. He criticized Armstrong's attorneys for filing an 80-page complaint the judge says seems more intended to whip up public opinion for his case than focus on the legal argument. Sparks, however, did not...
  • Feds Abandon Case Against Lance Armstrong

    02/06/2012 6:44:51 PM PST · by the invisib1e hand · 18 replies
    Guardian ^ | Monday 6 February 2012 11.17 | Richard Williams
    The long struggle to connect Lance Armstrong with doping finally came to an effective halt on Friday afternoon with the announcement that the federal investigation into the seven-times Tour de France winner has been abandoned after the best part of two years. It feels like the end of an era, if not the end of the connection between bike racing and illegal performance enhancers, as could be seen by yesterday's conclusion to the long-running Alberto Contador affair, in which the Spaniard was stripped of his 2010 Tour win and given a two-year ban. But Armstrong's historic series of victories in...
  • Contador receives one year ban – stripped of 2010 Tour title

    Cycling News is reporting that the Spanish Cycling Federation has suspended three-time, now two-time, Tour de France winner Alberto Contador for one year.
  • Armstrong Denies Landis Allegations

    05/20/2010 12:11:15 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 15 replies · 490+ views
    wsj ^ | MAY 20, 2010,
    Lance Armstrong has denied allegations made by disgraced American cyclist Floyd Landis, who accused the seven-time Tour de France champion of doping. "It's our word against his word," Mr. Armstrong said in Visalia, Calif., before the fifth stage of the Tour of California. "I like our word. We like our credibility.''
  • Floyd Landis admits doping and fingers Lance Armstrong (So why did he spend $2M on his defense?)

    05/20/2010 10:10:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies · 567+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 05/20/2010
    Disgraced American cyclist Floyd Landis has admitted to systematic use of performance-enhancing drugs and accused seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong of involvement in doping, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Landis, who was stripped of his 2006 Tour de France title for doping but had always denied cheating, sent a series of e-mails to cycling officials and sponsors acknowledging and detailing his long-term use of banned drugs, the newspaper said. The report said Landis wrote in the e-mails that he started doping in 2002, his first year racing with the U.S. Postal Service team led by Armstrong. Landis...
  • Judge issues arrest warrant against Landis

    02/15/2010 9:20:01 AM PST · by americanophile · 7 replies · 473+ views
    Reuters ^ | February 15, 2009 | Bertrand Boucey; Editing by John Mehaffey
    PARIS (Reuters) - A French judge has issued an international arrest warrant against American rider Floyd Landis for suspected hacking into an anti-doping laboratory computer, French anti-doping agency head Pierre Bordry told Reuters on Monday. "French judge (Thomas) Cassuto from the Tribunal de Grande Instance of Nanterre informed us that he had issued an international arrest warrant on January 28 against Floyd Landis, who tested positive for banned testosterone during the 2006 Tour de France, after our laboratory computer system was hacked," Bordry said in an interview. Landis, 34, was stripped of the 2006 Tour de France title after a...
  • French doping agency sends Lance Armstrong report to WADA (neo-Gestapp knocks at his door)

    04/06/2009 4:23:23 PM PDT · by VlPu · 6 replies · 1,069+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 6, 2009
    PARIS (AP) — France's anti-doping agency has sent a report on Lance Armstrong's recent test to international sports authorities. The report from March 17 was forwarded to cycling's governing body and the World Anti-Doping Agency. The French agency said it will decide to investigate once it hears from the cycling body. The international cycling group, however, told The Associated Press on Monday it doesn't have jurisdiction in this matter. Armstrong was tested in southern France, where he was training as part of his comeback in a bid to win an eighth Tour de France. He was was asked to provide...
  • Scientific evidence invalidates Phelps Beijing 2008 Olympic swimming gold, world records?

    08/15/2008 8:55:02 PM PDT · by DemonDeac · 109 replies · 239+ views
    "Did you notice that Michael Phelps wears earphones and is listening music just before his every Olympic start, at Beijing's Olympiad Water Cube pool deck, be it finals or semifinals? I first noticed that before his first gold swim on August 10: Phelps removed earphones 2 minutes before the start, and he was the only swimmer who worn earphones at the pool deck. Intriguing scientific evidence testifies: Listening to music improves blood oxygen capacity and is a performance enhancement." "So what? Can one call listening to music shortly before entering the swimming pool for competition a performance enhancement? Yes, say...
  • Drugs Offer Promise of Fitness Without Effort

    07/31/2008 3:34:56 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 9 replies · 138+ views
    NY Times ^ | 8/1/08 | Nicholas Wade
    Can you enjoy the benefits of exercise without the pain of exertion? The answer may one day be yes — just take a pill that tricks the muscles into thinking they have been working out furiously. Researchers at the Salk Institute report they have found two drugs that do wonders for the athletic endurance of couch potato mice. One drug, known as Aicar, increased the mice’s endurance on a treadmill by 44 percent after just four weeks of treatment.
  • Some Athletes’ Genes Help Outwit Doping Test

    04/30/2008 3:46:29 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 112+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 30, 2008 | GINA KOLATA
    The 55 men in a drug doping study in Sweden were normal and healthy. And all agreed, for the sake of science, to be injected with testosterone and then undergo the standard urine test to screen for doping with the hormone. The results were unambiguous: the test worked for most of the men, showing that they had taken the drug. But 17 of the men tested negative. Their urine seemed fine, with no excess testosterone even though the men clearly had taken the drug. It was, researchers say, a striking demonstration of a genetic discovery. Those 17 men can build...
  • Sabotaging threats to China's medal count

    04/10/2008 2:30:48 PM PDT · by Dr. Marten · 2 replies · 45+ views
    China, eat my lamb kebab! ^ | 4.10.08 | CEMLK
    Everyone figured this would happen at the games. Sketchy officiating that always favors China or its "friends" (cough, cough) or at least goes against certain blocs of countries, star athletes with sudden bouts of intestinal instability or findings of doping that also knock out star athletes. Speaking of doping, it seems China has taken the preemptive measure of knocking out the Greek weightlifting team. Wouldn't the Russian, US or German teams be obvious targets? Greece has an up and coming track and field team, but weightlifting has been a consistent award winner for Greece and the entire team has been...
  • Drugs to build up that mental muscle[Brain Doping]

    12/28/2007 6:51:24 AM PST · by BGHater · 57 replies · 437+ views
    LA Times ^ | 20 Dec 2007 | Karen Kaplan and Denise Gellene
    Academics, musicians, even poker champs use pills to sharpen their minds, legally. Labs race to develop even more. Forget sports doping. The next frontier is brain doping. As Major League Baseball struggles to rid itself of performance-enhancing drugs, people in a range of other fields are reaching for a variety of prescription pills to enhance what counts most in modern life. Despite the potential side effects, academics, classical musicians, corporate executives, students and even professional poker players have embraced the drugs to clarify their minds, improve their concentration or control their emotions. "There isn't any question about it -- they...
  • Report: Mitchell probe gets steroid papers (MLB)

    10/16/2007 3:26:27 PM PDT · by commish · 15 replies · 77+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | 16 Oct 2007 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) - Baseball investigator George Mitchell has received an extensive paper trail documenting performance-enhancing drugs sent to players by former New York Mets clubhouse attendant Kirk Radomski, a person familiar with the probe said Monday. Among the documents Mitchell and his staff have obtained are invoices detailing the substances sent to players, the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity because Mitchell hasn't authorized details to be made public. Mitchell likely will issue his report on steroids in baseball by the end of the year, lawyer Thomas Carlucci said during a conference call with club officials Friday. Carlucci...
  • Documents Link Tour Winner Contador to Doping (Files Turned Over to German Police)

    08/01/2007 2:26:45 PM PDT · by hardback · 25 replies · 659+ views
    UK Guardian ^ | Aug. 1, 2007 12:00 | Associated Press
    German authorities said yesterday they have received documents from doping expert Werner Franke which he claims show the Tour de France winner, Alberto Contador, was involved in doping. Franke said he has documents from last year's Operation Puerto investigation in Spain which show that the Spaniard, who won the drug-marred race on Sunday, had taken HMG-Lepori as a testosterone booster and an asthma product called TGN. "We can confirm we have received the documents, and they will be incorporated into procedures of the district attorney's office," said Christian Brockert, a spokesman for Germany's Federal Criminal Police Office. Brockert said the...
  • Tour de France - Rest day 2 - July 24

    07/24/2007 1:35:20 AM PDT · by Aeronaut · 38 replies · 1,104+ views
    Tour website ^ | 7/24/07 | Aeronaut
    Rest day today.
  • Millar 'gutted' as cycling history repeats itself (Tour de France Doping Scandal)

    07/24/2007 2:09:10 PM PDT · by commish · 9 replies · 578+ views
    ESPN ^ | July, 24, 2007 | Bonnie DeSimone
    PAU, France -- For just a moment Tuesday, David Millar, a former world champion, one of the most respected riders in the peloton not only for his skill pedaling a bike but his candor off it, was reduced to being a fan. A devastated, disillusioned, stricken fan by the side of the road. Millar, like everyone else gathered in the big ballroom serving as the Tour de France headquarters on the second rest day of the race, had been broadsided moments before by the news that Alexandre Vinokourov had tested positive for a banned blood transfusion Saturday, the day he...
  • Bjarne Riis (former Tour de France champion) admits doping

    05/25/2007 3:31:02 PM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 5 replies · 330+ views
    Svenska Dagbladet ^ | 05.25.2007 | TT-Ritzau
    Excerpts translated from Swedish: Eleven years ago Bjarne Riis was the hero of all of Denmark when he won the Tour de France bicycling event. This Friday Riis admitted that he had cheated using blood doping. [Actually not - but he used epo. SB] ..... The Dane said he was not a worthy winner of the Tour in 1996. He also said that he had used doping preparations between 1993 - 1998. This is just the last in a row of recent admissions by former top cyclists that they have used performance enhancing drugs. On Thursady Riis's former team-mate Erik...
  • LeMond Steals the Show, Accuses Landis Camp of Harassment

    05/18/2007 12:15:10 PM PDT · by Cagey · 24 replies · 581+ views
    AP via Excite News ^ | 5-18-2007 | EDDIE PELLS
    MALIBU, Calif. (AP) -A tip for all potential arbitration witnesses out there: Never take the mike after Greg LeMond. The three-time Tour de France winner stole the show at the Floyd Landis hearing Thursday during a short, explosive bit of testimony filled with talk of sexual abuse, blackmail and backstabbing that led to the on-the-spot firing of Landis' business manager. It was Landis who asked for this hearing to be public, though he couldn't have expected a scene like this to break out. And though it's hard to know what impact these blockbusters had on the arbitrators, it will be...
  • The Tour and the Truth

    02/27/2007 7:19:50 PM PST · by XEHRpa · 4 replies · 221+ views ^ | February 21 2007 | Martin Dugard
    The Tour and the Truth Let's begin with a hearty round of congratulatons to Charlie Engle and the two other guys who just ran all the way across the Sahara. Sure, it's a stunt run, and Charlie's a whore for publicity, but it's an absolutely amazing feat. Well done. Onward. A ho-hum transitional stage at the Tour of California yesterday. Today marks the move southward, with a push from Stockton to San Jose. For those who know their California topography, this is a push from the low-lying regions of the Sacramento Delta, back toward the coastal mountains that will define...
  • Lapse may jeopardize case against Landis (Will the Tour recognize him as Champion now?)

    02/23/2007 6:46:40 AM PST · by commish · 39 replies · 792+ views
    ESPN ^ | 23 Feb 2007 | ESPN
    The doping case against Floyd Landis from last year's Tour de France may be in trouble, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times. The French laboratory that handled the test results may have allowed improper access to Landis' urine samples, the newspaper reported, citing records that had been turned over to the cyclist's defense. A similar lapse in protocol previously has resulted in doping cases against athletes being dismissed. According to the report, two technicians who conducted the "A" sample on Landis were involved in tests on the second "B" sample, which is used to confirm the first...
  • Landis attempts to block out pain

    10/03/2006 7:43:00 PM PDT · by Vision · 22 replies · 773+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | October 3, 2006 | The Associated Press and Bloomberg News
    After two trying months marked by doping allegations, an assault on his reputation and his father-in-law's suicide, Floyd Landis doesn't wish for a stirring comeback so much as the simpler things in life. At this point, he will settle for a good night's sleep, free of pain. To help reach that goal, Landis had hip-replacement surgery last week. With his rehab under way, the 30-year-old American who won this year's Tour de France won't rule out a return to competitive cycling. "Things have been up and down for me," Landis said Monday in an interview with The Associated Press. "I'll...
  • Seeking straight A's, parents push for pills

    09/08/2006 8:13:36 AM PDT · by fgoodwin · 18 replies · 520+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 10:16 a.m. CT Sept 7, 2006 | Victoria Clayton
    A 15-year-old girl and her parents recently came in for a chat with Dr. James Perrin, a Boston pediatrician, because they were concerned about the girl's grades. Previously an A student, she was slipping to B's, and the family was convinced attention deficit hyperactivity disorder was at fault — and that a prescription for Ritalin would boost her brainpower. After examining the girl, Perrin determined she didn't have ADHD. The parents, who had come in demanding a prescription, left empty-handed. Perrin, a professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics, and other physicians...
  • Marion Jones cleared of doping

    09/06/2006 8:08:24 PM PDT · by Howlin · 12 replies · 685+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 7, 2006
    RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) - Former triple Olympic champion Marion Jones was cleared of doping on Wednesday after her 'B' sample tested negative for the banned blood-boosting drug EPO. Jones's initial sample had tested positive for erythropoietin at the U.S. championships in Indianapolis in June. Had the second sample tested positive, the 30-year-old would have faced a two-year ban from the sport. "I am absolutely ecstatic," Jones said in a statement issued by her lawyer. "I have always maintained that I have never ever taken performance enhancing drugs, and I am pleased that a scientific process has now demonstrated that...
  • Floyd Landis' Father-in-Law Found Dead

    08/17/2006 5:11:59 AM PDT · by gura · 13 replies · 1,500+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | August 16, 2006 | Debbi Farr Baker
    By Debbi Farr Baker UNION-TRIBUNE BREAKING NEWS TEAM 1:46 p.m. August 16, 2006 SAN DIEGO – David Witt, the 57-year-old father-in-law of embattled Tour de France winner Floyd Landis has died, authorities said Wednesday. Witt was found dead in his car Tuesday afternoon in a North Park parking garage, according to his friends. An investigator with the San Diego County Medical Examiner's office confirmed Witt's death but said the cause was still under investigation. San Diego police reported that a man had committed suicide Tuesday afternoon in a parking garage in North Park. The man was found at 3:14 p.m....
  • Landis to learn fate at 5 a.m. ET on Saturday

    08/04/2006 11:46:39 AM PDT · by commish · 14 replies · 793+ views
    ESPN ^ | 4 Aug 2006 | Espn
    PARIS -- Tour de France winner Floyd Landis of the United States will learn at 5 a.m. ET on Saturday whether a test on his B sample confirms a positive test for the male sex hormone testosterone. "We will release a statement tomorrow," an International Cycling Union (ICU) spokesman said Friday. Saturday's announcement would cap a wild two weeks of accusations, speculation and denials, the latest of which is that dehydration might have caused Landis' elevated testosterone level. "Maybe a combination of dehydration, maximum effort," said Jose Maria Buxeda, one of Landis' Spanish lawyers, after testing began Thursday on the...