Monday, June 27, 2016

Latest USADA Testing Numbers


Last Updated: June 22, 2016

15 Athletes Selected
34 Total Tests

Athlete Name
Test Count

Robert C Bryan
6

Jamie Hampton
2

John Isner
2

Steve Johnson
2

Madison Keys
1

Varvara Lepchenko
1

Bethanie Mattek-Sands
1

Christina M McHale
1

Sam Querrey
1

Jack Sock
1

Sloane Stephens
2

CoCo Vandeweghe
2

Serena J Williams
5

Venus E Williams
5

Donald Young
2

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Sportsleaks

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Pills, Pills, Pills!

The Sharapova decision is out. In my view it pulls back the curtain on what elite athletes are really doing. What I mean is that it shatters the myth that elite athletes are superhuman heroes who just train hard and eat well. No, they are taking loads and loads of medicines and supplements. Anything to get an edge (legal and/or not).

Just read the decision. The information about Sharapova's pill regime is as astounding as it is disturbing. In 2005, she was given a proposed regime of 18 medications and supplements. By 2010, the regime had grown to 30 recommended substances. She says that she reduced down to 3 substances, but only at the end of 2012. This is truly scary.

If you had children, would you want them going into professional sports? I hope the answer is no.