Saturday, May 26, 2012

Positive HGH Test for Top American Weightlifter

HGH testing is often found to be ineffective due to the limited detection window but technology is catching up. The most recent high profile athlete to test positive for HGH use is the top ranked American weightlifter Pat Mendes. Two positive tests back in February cost him a shot at the Olympics because of the two year suspension he picked up cheating his way to the top.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Saints Eavesdropping Scandal

A few weeks ago it was alleged that New Orleans Saints G.M. Mickey Loomis had in-game audio of opposing coaches from 2002 to 2004 at the Superdome to eavesdrop. The allegations have been denied but if the FBI investigation proves true it could be a state and federal crime and of course a violation of NFL rules. Records of 9-7, 8-8 and 8-8 during those years don't indicate any type of major turnaround accompanied by such cheating but who knows. You would think knowing the plays ahead of time would create quite the dominant team and ensured more wins. Whether it was used or not, only time will tell how this one plays out.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

More Nascar Violations

This time Team Penske are the culprits of illegal modifications discovered during inspections last weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. Chad Walter, crew chief for Sam Hornish Jr and Jeremy Bullins, crew chief for Brad Keselowski were both fined $10,000 and put on probation for the rest of the Nascar season. The tiniest modifications can make a huge impact at these types of speeds and therefore highly scrutinized and inspected but also sometimes difficult to spot.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Cyclist Denis Galimzyanov Admits to Doping

Another cyclist has tested positive for doping. A couple of weeks ago cyclist Denis Galimzyanov tested positive for the blood booster erythropoietin (EPO). Galimzyanov admitted his wrong doing and said his team had nothing to do with it and was all his doing. Galimzyanov has been provisionally suspended and could face a ban from the sport of up to two years.