Flips, Tricks and Pseudoephedrine

Andreea Raducan

About the Athlete

Andreea Raducan is a famous gymnast who won a gold metal after she competed at the 2000 Sydney Olympics when she was just 17 years old. She amazed the crowd with her great performance and awarded with a gold metal but also stunned everyone including herself when she was found guilty of taking pseudoephedrine. A substance Andreea unknowingly knew was banned from the Olympics. She was stripped of her metal.
Andreea Raducan - Fluff Olympic Games Documentary

Pseudoephedrine...What Is It?

Pseudoephedrine is a prescription medication used to treat the congestion of the nose. Although not common to be misused the decongestant was used in replacement for other harmful drugs. The popular man-made drug Methamphetamine otherwise known as "Crystal Meth" or "Speed" can be made from Pseudoephedrine and is the most likely way that the decongestant is misused. Another way this drug is abused is by using it to lose weight. Ephedra is a herb used for weight loss, obesity as well as to enhance athletic performance. People misuse Pseudoephedrine for the ephedra-like effects that it has on the body, (only when used incorrectly).

Different forms of Pseudophedrine

Types of PEDS


  • Methylene........Explosion
  • Stanzolol...........Winstrol
  • Methamphetamine.......Crystal Meth/Speed

The Goldman Dilemma


Sounds from Sunday evening by Tyra_xoxo

Taking it back....

As far back as Ancient Greece, doping has been used. Of course not in the way that it is used today Back in Ancient Greece, athletes had special and unique diets that they followed for when they had to compete in the Olympic games. At the St. Louis Olympic games in 1904, twenty-four years before doping was banned from the Olympic games, a marathon runner named Mark Hicks ran first to the finish line thanks to injections of strychnine and doses of brandy. Mark was the first person to attempt doping at the Olympics. When Olympic athletes are found guilty of doping banned substances, they are punished by having their recently won metals taken away and banned from the competition for at least two years. If they are caught a second time the athlete may face a lifetime band from the games.

Here's the Math!

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The pie chart above represents the percentage of how much many athletes were found guilty of using each performance enhancing drug during doping tests in 2005. As you can see Anabolic Agents were used the most amongst the athletes and Narcotics was used the least.
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The bar graph above represents how many doping incidents there were from the 1968 summer Olympic games to the winter Olympics in 2010.

The Sources


Pseudoephedrine Pseudoephedrine www.drugs.com/pseudoephedrine.html

Pseudoephedrine Substance Abuse Abuse of Pseudoephedrine www.emedtv.com

Methamphetamine Methamphetamine www.healthycanadians.gc.ca

Ephedra Ephedra www.webmd.com

Types of P.E.D.’s 10 Performance-enhancing Drugs That Aren't Steroids www.howstuffworks.com

· -Human Growth Hormone

· Ephedrine

Anabolic Steroids Anabolic Steroid www.wikipedia.org

When was doping first used A brief history of anti-doping www.wada-ama.org

PEDS and Nicknames www.huffingtonpost www.erowid.org www.wikipedia.org


Pseudoephedrine Powder www.hisupplier.com

Pseudoephedrine Liquid www.expresschemist.co.uk

Pseudoephedrine Tablet www.nursingconsult.com

17 year old Andreea Raducan sports.xin.msn.com

Recent Picture of Andreea Raducan en.wikipedia.org

Human Growth Hormone- www.genf20-plus.us

Ephedrine- www.howstuffworks.com

Anabolic Steroids www.isteroids.com

Olympic Doping Graph www.harveyshapirobooks.com

Doping Tests www.medience.co

Andreea Raducan leaving the court of Arbitration www.bbc.co.uk