Archive for 'doping'

Russia’s Doping Scandal Continues as 2016 Summer Olympics Approach

Russian athletes and the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) have failed to overturn their a suspension from the 2016 Olympic Games. The reason for the ban had to do with doping and the number of athletes that tested positive for drugs. Only a few men and women could compete in the Olympics being held in Rio. Athletes […]

Maria Sharapova Tests Positive for Banned Substance at Australian Open

Famed athlete Maria Sharapova recently admitted she had tested positive for a banned substance at the Australian Open back in January. The five-time Grand Slam champion was taking meldonium, a drug recently added to the banned substances list. Her positive test occurred on January 26 — the same day that Sharapova lost to Serena Williams. […]

Russian Doping Scandal May Keep Country Out of 2016 Olympics

Drugs and sports are, unfortunately, a common pairing. The pressure to be the best, even as young as at high school level sports, results in many athletes turning to drugs to improve their performance. According to the International Association of Athletics Federations, Russia’s problem with athletic doping is especially severe–enough so that the country might be […]

Canseco’s Steroid Regrets

In a 2012 TV Spot for Old Milwaukee (a beer brand) former baseball star and admitted steroid user, Jose Canseco, congratulated the Kansas City Royals on not cheating, citing it as the reason the team has been no good since 1985 when they won their only World Series. Of course, Canseco, a 17-year veteran of […]

Lance.

One word. Lance. Oh it pains us to feature this celeb on this blog. Never in a million years would we have thought cyclist and famous cancer survivor Lance Armstrong would grace the pages of the Celeb Down & Out Blog. Sure, allegations and suspicions have been out there for years. But like many who […]

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