THG - Designer Steroid Scandal
Aparantly theres been a half dozen or so top athletes in the US test positive for a drug called tetrahydrogestrinone. The drug was before this, undetectable in urine tests and only surfaced because of an annonymous tip off by someone claiming to be a coach. It's being labelled as one of the biggest drug scandals in history with more athletes around the world estimated to test positive. With all the extra attention this will bring comes more busts and positive tests. Shit hey? All this right before an olympic games means they will have alot of thier top athletes out of competition. A big blow for athletics in the US. "Tetrahydrogestrinone is a chemically related compound of gestrinone, a prohibited substance that USADA Chief Executive Terry Madden believes is being manipulated by chemists, coaches and some athletes to create an undetectable performance enhancer."
HGH is undetectable isnt it?
i made a post bout this already in another thread but, ya, for the moment HGH is undectectable cuz they cant tell it from the hgh ur body produces naturally
HCG id guess too. Back to the subject, theres been a few international athletes busted too. Wont know any names untill b samples are in. The drug is only detectable in the body for a few days but the effects last months. I want some.
yeah heard about this some time ago. Who knows what will happen. Allegedly gropep has a secret account with the AIS. I think there will be a few 2nd rate athletes that are going be made scape goats. Or one retired high profile athlete. But i doubt anything else will happen
Maybe a different story Alain, this is very recent, and only in the US atm. Apparently theres guys in some major league sports involved too. The more I dig up the bigger it gets.
BALCO labs, are the unofficial source of the drug. Victor Conte runs the show there. BALCO supposedly provide nutritional supplements for athletes and testing etc. Looks like they could have been supplying more...
Early in the summer, USADA received a call from a person represented to be a high-profile track and field coach, who provided the names of U.S. and international athletes who he said were using an “undetectable” steroid. The coach subsequently sent USADA a used syringe containing some of this substance. USADA sent the contents of the syringe to the International Olympic Committee accredited anti-doping laboratory at UCLA. Dr. Don Catlin, the head of the laboratory, was able to identify the contents of the syringe and it did contain a designer steroid, which would not have been detectable in normal laboratory testing. UCLA has since developed a test to detect this steroid in athlete urine samples. The steroid, tetrahydrogestrinone (THG), is a designer steroid with a chemical structure similar to other prohibited steroids. In the last few days, several positive ‘A’ sample results for the steroid THG have now been reported to USADA. These results have come from samples collected in-competition at the 2003 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships and samples collected out-of-competition by USADA. The athletes, USA Track and Field, the national governing body for the sport in the United States, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) have all been notified of the positive ‘A’ sample results. The track and field coach who provided the syringe to USADA identified the source of the “undetectable” steroid as Victor Conte of BALCO (Bay Area Laboratories Co-Operative) Laboratory in Burlingame, Calif. Because this information pointed to potentially illegal activity by the distributor of a controlled substance, USADA contacted the United States Department of Justice. “What we have uncovered appears to be intentional doping of the worst sort,” said USADA Chief Executive Officer Terry Madden. “This is a far cry from athletes accidentally testing positive as a result of taking contaminated nutritional supplements. Rather, this is a conspiracy involving chemists, coaches and certain athletes using what they developed to be “undetectable” designer steroids to defraud their fellow competitors and the American and world public who pay to attend sports events.” The fact that a track and field coach came to USADA with this information demonstrates the confidence that the sporting community has in USADA to deter doping in sport. The scientific expertise of the UCLA Laboratory was critical to rapidly identifying and developing a method for the detection of THG in urine samples. The USOC is to be highly commended for its cooperation. As the anti-doping agency for the Olympic Movement in the United States since October 2000, the United States Anti-Doping Agency’s (USADA) mission is to fight doping to (1) protect the health of athletes, (2) create a level drug-free playing field, and (3) preserve the true spirit of sport. USADA is a non-governmental, nonprofit agency independent of the control of any sporting body. Its activities are open and transparent. To stay ahead of the cheaters, USADA is involved in gathering information on how athletes might be using drugs to cheat and in identifying drugs which the cheaters may think are undetectable. USADA has always strongly encouraged athletes and coaches to come forward to USADA on a confidential basis. USADA’s mission is to fight doping through drug testing, research and education. USADA conducts nearly 6,500 drug tests on top-level athletes annually. These tests take place both in-competition and out-of-competition without notice at the athletes’ training sites and homes. In the area of education, last year USADA made anti-doping presentations to nearly 2,000 athletes. USADA’s anti-doping educational materials are available on the USADA website (www.usantidoping.org) . In the last two years, USADA has awarded more than $3 million in grants for anti-doping research, which is more than any other anti-doping agency in the world. USADA’s research program is focused on those doping substances which are difficult to detect and identifying new doping substances which athletes are using to cheat. Rich Wanninger Director of Communications and Public Affairs U.S. Anti-Doping Agency
Hmm, cant wait them to bust the angel Thorpe.. People are so fucking naive to think top level athletes dont use streoids and drugs to get a competitive edge(aka cheat).
Marion Jones, Tim Montgomery, Bonds the basebell dude have been summonsed, its in todays paper
Also more importantly Australia has announced they will re test for the drug. Fuct hey? I bet that coach is in witness protection or dead pretty soon.
this just show doping test has not been efective nore fair dont they know unlimited # of designer steroids that can be made , they know this substance only because someone become jealous ,but hundreds more can be syhnthesized that they dont know about even simple testasterone powder put under tongue can sublingualy absorbed w/ 1 hour half time , how they going to catch that ? they now test for HGH and EPO which counts red blood cells , but gifted athelets have more red blood cells or HGH or test naturaly , i know athelets who born or trained in high altitude had elevated red cells thus gotten penalized for using EPO , in fact they were %100 natural
interesting post ip nice to see you in here 🙂
Originally posted by Mr Olympia Maybe a different story Alain, this is very recent, and only in the US atm. Apparently theres guys in some major league sports involved too. The more I dig up the bigger it gets. sorry i didnt word my post properly. Meant to say that i heard about that story too, about U.S athletes getting busted etc... from a tip off. Was in the papers a few weeks ago. Apparently it involves the company who tests the athletes. I dont think anything will happen to the big "money maker" athletes. Only 2nd rate and recently retired athletes. Also on another note a few years ago there where rumours in Oz about gropep having a secret account with the AIS.