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Questions about the role of doping in sports. This contains use of steroids, PEDs, etc. and its consequences.

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How does variation of doping testing effect effect fairness of sports?

I have read on the internet that due to the variation of doping testing between countries and the disparity between testing standards at an international level and local level, many sports similarly ...
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Why are beta blockers a banned substance?

I was reading some of the bodybuilding organisations list of banned substances and it mentions beta blockers. One of the types of beta blockers Atenenol is a medication that has been prescribed to me ...
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Steroid for IBD banned by WADA?

I have IBD (inflammatory bowel disease), and so my colon as well as cecum get inflamed, and to keep me functional, my doctor has advised me to take prednisolone steroid to reduce swelling of my ...
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Is there a medical exam for Olympic games participants provided by an Olympic comitee?

As far as I understand, the sport clubs and/or countries has their medical tests for the competitors in international competitions like Olympic games. However these "regional" exams are not standard ...
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Diabetes and strongman athletes

I have read an interview with one of the top-level strongman competitor (I would rather not name him, cause I do not want to be toxic in any way to anyone). However, that athlete claims that he ...
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Is statement "PEDs compensate the genetic disadvantages" valid?

I heard the hypothesis that PEDs (Performance Enhancing Drugs) compensate for genetic disadvantages in athletes, thus the PEDs make the sport more "fair". I do not really care about the philosophic ...
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Why may Russians compete in world championships?

A few months ago it was announced that Russian athletes in all sports were banned from world championships and the Olympic games. Since then, I have seen many Russians still compete in such events. ...
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What could be the advantage of doping in curling?

I've seen reports that one of the OAR athletes in curling in these Olympics (Pyeongchang 2018) might have failed a Doping test. I really wonder... what could be the advantages of doping in curling? ...
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After the revocation of an Olympic medal, do those who took lower places get upgraded?

Recently, there are numerous news about the Russian Olympic players being stripped of medals. There have been many similar cases in the past, too. Once a sportsperson gets stripped of their medal, do ...
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Is there any list of doping that could be found in daily food?

As WADA states in DIETARY AND NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS: CAN AN ATHLETE TEST POSITIVE FROM USING DIETARY/NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS? UP Extreme caution is recommended regarding supplement use....
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Substances in WADA's monitoring program high risk?

Caffeine was earlier prohibited but now in the monitoring program. As of 2016, the list contains "Bupropion, caffeine, nicotine, phenylephrine, phenylpropanolamine, pipradol and synephrine: These ...
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Which Powerlifting federations and hence competitions comply with WADA's anti-doping policies?

Rumoured that not all Powerlifting federations are under WADA that means that they do not comply with anti-doping policies. So some competitions allow the usage of dopings while others not. So Which ...
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Why no uniform testing for doping at major sporting events?

It seems that doping scandals are still very much a part of big sporting events. There are the recent news about the Russian team at the Olympics, the Tour de France scandals, and I'm sure there are ...
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How do competitive runners with asthma handle Doping tests?

Many asthmatic medications such as pseudoefedrine (in DUACT) and different inhalers are performance-enhancing-performance drugs. I have heard cases where athletes have forgotten to inform officials ...
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Why meldonium "almost" only in East Europe?

Meldonium has been considered a drug used for doping since Jan 1, 2016 and many athletes that used this drug in the past and did not stop have tested positive for it and have been disqualified or ...
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What's the UFC rules regarding steroid usage?

Per this article (1) and after watching this press conference video (2) it's so hilarious all the trash that McGregor is talking; funny stuff, but this brings up my question. What's the UFC rules ...
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Which riders in the 2015 Tour de France have proven doping history?

How many, and who, of the 198 riders to start the Tour de France in 2015 have a proven history of doping? I.e. they have been charged and found guilty by WADA/UCI at some point in the past, or have ...
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What's in the small clear bottles medical staff occasionally give injured Rugby players on the field?

NOT the larger branded liter bottles that waterboys bring out, or that are stored behind the posts, but the little clear bottles only the medical staff dispense. I've seen it a few times, but most ...
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How many known doping cases are there in professional football (soccer)?

The only mention of doping in professional football I am aware of is that together with the cyclists in the Fuentes doping network evidence against around 150 other athletes was found including "high ...
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How can the US cyclist federation take Lance Armstrong French Titles?

According to the news, the US Cyclist federation, had withdrawn all titles from Lance Armstrong. How can a US organization take French Titles? Or I am missing something?
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Cheating in the Olympics

Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa won the gold medal and set a world record in the 100m breaststroke at London 2012, but has since admitted to cheating after the Austrialian swim team accused him ...
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Performance-enhancing drugs in cycling

Why does everyone say elite cyclists are doping but none of them get caught even though they are regularly tested? A perfect example is Lance Armstrong with the recent allegations.
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