- ... Howman praised Operation Gear Grinder, in which the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in 2005 shut down eight companies illegally producing anabolic steroids in Mexico. The DEA has since been working with WADA and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, Howman said. [Link]
- In a significant development in the Ian Thorpe drug investigation, The Saturday Daily Telegraph has learned the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Agency issued warnings to star athletes over high testosterone levels. [Link]
In the 1990's BALCO morphed into a de facto steroid ring hiring a chemist back east to create a steroid called the "The Clear" which was undetectable till a syringe was found and sent to WADA so the chemical therein could be cataloged and deciphered.
- Moriarity traces the beginning of the end for BALCO to August 2002 when cyclist Tammy Thomas was busted with so much extra testosterone racing around in her system that she had a 5 o'clock shadow, a hint of an Adam's apple and chest hair.
- But what was really surprising was the presence in her test of a steroid called norbolethone, which was not then being marketed by legitimate commercial labs. [Link]
- Thorpe has been asked for a "please explain" by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority on abnormal levels of testosterone after a sample taken 12 months ago. ...
- "In Australia, which has 20 million inhabitants, they did 8000 tests during 2005 and China did about the same number," Pound said. "Proportionately, our view was that was not adequate on the part of the Chinese." [Link]