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Gwen Beatty

A Little History

The First Athlete Disqualified fo Doping:

October 1968, in the Mexico City Olympics, Hans-Gunnar Liljenwall, a member of the Swedish modern Pentathon Team, had his bronze medal taken away for execessive alcohol use.

He claimed he had two beers to help "calm his nerves" during the pistol shooting part of the Pentathon. As a conseqence, Hans-Gunnar Liljenwall as well as his whole team was forced to return their medals.

Some other important dates:

  • 1976 - International Olympic Committe (aka IOC) forbid anymore use of steroids
  • July 1981 - the first athlete to be disqualified by the International Association of Athletic Federations, was Ben Plucknett for his positive test results for using anabolic steroids. He lost his world title as consequence
  • 1987 - The National Football League began testing players for use of steroids
  • 2003 - Major League Baseball established their first steroid rule
  • November 15, 2005 - Major League Baseball declared that they were increasing their penalties for doping
  • December 12, 2007 - ICO took Marion Jones, gold medalist, the five medals that she had won at the 2000 Sydney, Austrailia Olympics
  • January 11, 2008 - Marion Jones found guilty and was sentenced to 6 months in prison after lying to investigators about her steroid use on October 2007

I could go on and on, but that is all I'll tell you.

Types of PEDs

Drug name: Nickname/Street name:

  • Stanozolol - "Winny"
  • Trenbolone Acetate - "Fina"
  • Hadrolone - "Deca"
  • Oxandronlone - "Van"
  • Oxymetholone - "Drol"
  • Methenolone - "Dbol"

Wheres the Math?

The graph above represents how many doping incidents there are per year. As you can see, the red bars represent how many doping incidents there are in the Summer Olympics (per year) and the blue bars represent how many doping incidents there are in the Winter Olympics. I noticed that by just looking at it, there were obviously more doping incidents in the Summer Olympics than in the Winter Olympics. I found the average of the Summer Olympic results (6.5), then the Winter Olympic results (0.75) and compared them. So the Summer Olympic average is 5.75 more than the Winter Olympic average. I also noticed that in 2004 the number of doping incidents increased by 15 compared to the 2000 number of doping incidents. Another thing I noticed was that in 2002 the number of doping incidents in the Winter Olympics increased by 7 compared to the 2000 number of doping incidents in the Winter Olympics.


Rafael Palmeiro, an amazing baseball player, was caught using "Stanozolol" also know as "Winny", which is an anabolic steroid. It can come in tablet form, or can be injected.

The benefits of taking this steroid is muscle growth. Stanozolol is an anabolic steroid that stimulate proteins which help build non-fat muscle mass. It helps an athlete play and train for longer than before because it makes you stronger.

Rafael's consequences of taking this steroid, was that he was suspended in 2005, and later that season, he retired.

The are the side effects of taking Stanozolol:

  • can raise LDL cholesterol level
  • hair-loss
  • acne (mostly on shoulders)
  • testosteron suppression
  • testicular atrophy

Video of Rafael Palmerio!

TEX@BAL: Palmeiro drives two homers onto Eutaw Street

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