[Cevdopagem] DAILY SPORTS NEWS – JANUARY 25 2006

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State unlikely to test preps for steroids
By Rob Guyette
Press-Gazette correspondent

Whereas New Jersey took the lead last month in steroid testing for high 
school athletes, don't expect Wisconsin to be next in line.

Athletes who reach state championship games in New Jersey will be subject to 
random steroid testing in a program set to begin next fall, with the state 
ready to dish out $50,000 to make the strong stance.

Jeff Sitz, the 2006 President of the Wisconsin Athletic Directors 
Association, and Doug Chickering, the executive director of the WIAA, both 
said they see educational directives put into place before legal ones.

"I hope this does not become federal or state mandate," said Sitz, the 
athletics director at Wisconsin Lutheran. "The expense is enormous and 
legally complicated."

Chickering said in addition to a bill pending in the state Senate, the WIAA 
is working on a policy model that includes an educational message. He added 
state funding is unlikely.

"State control will be difficult to defend and monitor," Chickering said, 
"but it may be the only way to get local interests to address the dangers 
associated with steroids."

Aaron Mittelstaedt, a senior wrestler at De Pere, said he can't see equity 
in complete local control because in any given conference, some athletes who 
are tested could be competing against others who are not.

"If it applies to one school, then it should apply to the whole state," he 

Chickering said the WIAA has not done a survey of its own but rather relied 
on national polls which show steroid use ranging between 3 to 14 percent for 
high school athletes. He said he gives steroids a "high priority rating" 
along with gambling, sportsmanship and obesity.

Sitz said he sees the WIAA and WADA taking a dual role in preventing steroid 
use in the schools.

"The WIAA has already distributed information for all of us to use in our 
schools with parents and athletes," Sitz said. "It's now up to us to use 
these materials in our parents meetings and in educational settings with 

"If we can educate kids to learn proper habits and behaviors, it would be 
better than the traditional catch-and-punish method."

Greg Smith, the athletics director at West De Pere High School, said he 
would be in favor of state-mandated drug testing and wouldn't mind if the 
tests went further than steroids. Smith, though, echoed Sitz's concerns 
about legal and political battles.

"Steroid use in high school is definitely on the radar screen but is not 
close to being the highest priority or concern," Smith said. "The No. 1, 2 
and 3 concerns would have to be alcohol, illegal drug and tobacco use.

"(A policy) would answer more than the question regarding steroids but also 
other illegal drugs, which I believe are more prevalent than steroids in 
high school athletes."

Smith also said he would support a state policy that included drug and 
alcohol tests for students in non-athletic activities such as band, choir 
and forensics, so that athletes aren't singled out.

Read the label: Supplements worry NHLers: Berard's flunked steroid test 
prompts concerns
Belleville Intelligencer
Sat 21 Jan 2006
Page: B1 / Front
Section: News
Dateline: TORONTO
Source: Canadian Press

TORONTO (CP) -- Word of Bryan Berard's positive drug test prompted some NHL 
players to cast a suspicious eye at the array of nutritional supplements 
like vitamins, protein shakes and electrolyte drinks on their shelves.

Just what exactly is in them, some wondered? Will taking those products turn 
them into the latest whipping boy for the anti-doping set?

"I think this is thing that scares players right now," Toronto Maple Leafs 
forward Jason Allison said after practice Friday. "I could to GNC or 
whatever, buy something to keep my weight on, read the package and it looks 
good, the next thing you know you get a positive test and people are saying 
you're cheating, which isn't true."

It's an issue that amateur athletes and Olympians have long had to deal with 
but is part of a new reality for pro hockey players under the NHL's 
drug-testing program, which took effect Jan. 15.

To get through the rigours of an 82-game season stuffed with travel and 
back-to-back game nights, players use protein shakes to compensate when they 
can't eat a proper meal, electrolyte drinks to help rehydrate and various 
other nutritional supplements to help keep their weight and health up.

Berard tested positive for 19-norandrosterone, a banned anabolic agent he 
says he ingested through a supplement.

In years past, players didn't worry much about what they were taking. Now, 
that carelessness could potentially ruin their reputation.

"I think guys have to be aware, especially if there's testing," said Leafs 
captain Mats Sundin. "There's no excuses, if you're putting it into your 
system you're responsible.

"You can't blame it on a trainer or someone else."

Added Allison: "A banned substance is a banned substance, even if you take 
it by accident. It's part of the worry for the players."

That concern can become so powerful that last season in baseball, a sport 
under tremendous scrutiny and an increasingly stringent drug program, some 
players kept samples from each batch of product they ingested in case they 
tested positive.

The NHL and players' association acknowledge the problem and are working to 
create a list of "approved supplements" players can ingest without worry.

"In the NFL what they've done is gone to companies who will individually 
batch tests, their supplements, to make sure there's no contamination from 
banned substances," said NHLPA executive director Ted Saskin. "It's a slow 
and expensive process to put into place but it's one we'd like to have 
implemented as well."

That doesn't mean there will be a tolerance for accidental doping 
infractions until then.

"Players have to take responsibility for and have some obligation to know 
what they are putting into their bodies," said NHL deputy commissioner Bill 

Indeed they do, because leading anti-doping officials say athletes can not 
be allowed to hide behind claims of inadvertent infractions.

"This is the strict liability position that we've had to take in sport," 
said Paul Melia, president and CEO for the Canadian Centre for Ethics in 
Sport. "If we accepted that excuse, then the unscrupulous athlete is going 
to drive a truck through that window."

There will be tests for new designer steroids at the Torino Olympics next 
month according to the head of the World Anti- Doping Agency. Dick Pound 
won't reveal the names
CBC Radio Transcripts
Wed 25 Jan 2006
Time: 08:00 EDT
Network: CBC Radio


There will be tests for new designer steroids at the Torino Olympics next 
month according to the head of the World Anti-Doping Agency. Dick Pound 
won't reveal the names of the new drugs. He says he wants to keep that a 
surprise to catch athletes who cheat. But as Margo Kelly reports, there are 
still ways for athletes to use drugs and avoid detection.


There will 1,200 drug tests on athletes in Turin, a 70 percent increase over 
the last winter games in Salt Lake City. The chair of the World Anti-Doping 
Agency, Dick Pound, says WADA scientists have figured out how to test for 
some new designer steroids, but he won't say how many or their names.


I mean, I have always have this concern. Do you say, all right we can test 
for X,Y,Z now and then people stop using it and they look for A,B,C. Or do 
you wait and make a splash by catching somebody who's been trying to get 
away with this?


Across town medical researchers at WADA's Montreal lab are busy sleuthing. 
Dr. Christiane Ayotte is in charge of research.


We have been here in my lab working on new steroids in athlete's urine 
samples. Let's say that we have at least three that are known.


But Ayotte cautions the tests are still being developed. That and the 
secrecy are fuelling speculation about whether they will really be in place 
in Turin and be effective. Canadian athletes such as ski racer Thomas Grandy 
hope they will be.


That's the only way to catch people. If you use the same old tests over and 
over then they can find ways around it.


But experts say there are still drugs such as human growth hormone that 
can't be detected, and there are performance-enhancing substances such as 
EPO which athletes can take up until about a week before the Olympics. Margo 
Kelly, CBC News, Montreal.

Dopage - Affaire Eydelie/Marseille: l'UEFA ne compte pas ouvrir d'enquête
Agence France Presse Francais
Wed 25 Jan 2006
Section: Sports
Dateline: NYON (Suisse)
Time: 18:53 GMT

NYON (Suisse), 25 jan 2006 (AFP) - L'Union européenne de football a annoncé 
mercredi qu'elle n'avait pas l'intention d'ouvrir une enquête après les 
accusations de dopage proférées par Jean-Jacques Eydelie contre son ancien 
club Marseille et sa finale de la Ligue des champions remportée en 1993.

"Sur le plan disciplinaire, il n'est plus possible de prendre des sanctions, 
la période de prescription en la matière est de 10 ans", a expliqué 
Lars-Christer Olsson, le directeur général de l'UEFA.

"Le Comité exécutif estime que, quand la période de prescription est passée, 
si rien de nouveau n'apparaît dans l'affaire, il n'y a pas lieu d'ouvrir une 
enquête car la probabilité de trouver quelque chose est très mince", a 
ajouté le responsable.

Selon Olsson, l'UEFA va toutefois continuer de suivre attentivement 
l'avancée du dossier au cas où de nouveaux éléments seraient mis à jour.

"Un dossier comme celui-là n'est jamais complètement fermé, car il dépend de 
tout ce qui peut être découvert par la suite. Pour le moment, nous ne 
prenons aucune mesure, mais nous continuons à surveiller cela de près", a 
ajouté Olsson.

Jean-Jacques Eydelie, qui faisait partie de l'équipe de l'OM victorieuse du 
Milan AC, avait affirmé samedi à l'hebdomadaire français L'Equipe magazine 
que lui et ses coéquipiers avaient été dopés avant de jouer la finale à 
Munich (1-0).

Bernard Tapie, président de l'OM à l'époque des faits, a engagé mardi des 
poursuites judiciaires contre Jean-Jacques Eydelie, le journal L'Equipe et 
L'Equipe magazine pour propos diffamatoires, réfutant l'ensemble des 
allégations de son ancien joueur.

Plusieurs anciens joueurs de Marseille, dont l'ex-capitaine de l'équipe de 
France Marcel Desailly, ont estimé que les propos d'Eydelie étaient sans 
fondements et ont contesté les accusations de dopage.

"Ce sont des +conneries+", affirme Desailly, titulaire comme Eydelie lors de 
la finale de Munich.

Eydelie doit sortir un livre de témoignage le 1er mars dans lequel il 
raconte les moyens illégaux utilisés par l'OM pour remporter divers matches 
de football, et comment les joueurs ont reçu une "piqûre dans le cul" avant 
la finale de Coupe d'Europe.

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