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News of Interest

News of Interest

The recent news reports available below contain information that might be helpful
to athletes, coaches, trainers and parents.


FACTBOX: Main banned drugs categories,” compiled by John Mehaffey, edited by Clare Fallon, Reuters, July 8, 2008. An article listing the main categories of drugs and doping methods banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

“Medication Gets Hamm a Warning,” by Juliet Macur, New York Times, July 4, 2008. An article about gymnast Morgan Hamm’s receiving a public warning by the United States Anti-Doping Agency for using anti-inflammatory medication without obtaining prior clearance.

“Cycling’s hope: The sport has hit rock bottom” by Mason Kelley,, July 1, 2008. An article about the seriousness of drug use in elite cycling and how things may be about to turn the corner.

“Steve Courson wrote in letter about steroids use in the NFL” by Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun, July 3, 2008. An article about the former lineman, who died in an accident in 2005, and his statements that the use of dangerous drugs continued as NFL players competed for increasingly lucrative salaries.

“Taking anti-steroid message to kids: Bereft parent says they know too little,” by Milton Kent, The Baltimore Sun, July 1, 2008. An article about Don Hooton and his message that parents need to talk to their kids about the risks and dangers of using steroids.

“Disgraced sprinter at peace” by John Meyer, The Denver Post, June 22, 2008.
An article about Kelli White, doping and track and field.

“Call for crackdown on docs who peddle HGH” by Brian Alexander,, June 18, 2008. An article about Las Vegas headliner Jeff Bleacher and the regulation of growth hormone.

“China’s performance pipeline is gushing… in plain sight,” by Shaun Assael, ESPN The Magazine, updated online Sept. 24, 2007, appeared in the Oct. 8, 2007 issue of the magazine. An article about China’s growing performance-enhancing drug industry and efforts of U.S. authorities to thwart it.

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