Russian Olympic team's drug usage could have long term effects on athletes' health

The Guardian

Thursday 28 July 2016

Further revelations in the Russian doping scandal have rocked the upcoming Olympic Games. Over 100 Russian athletes who would have competed in Rio have been barred due to an investigation into a state-run doping program that involved administering a cocktail of anabolic steroids to the country’s world-class athletes.

An independent report released this month confirmed that at least 577 athletes in 2010 were given oral turinabol or trenbolone, oxandrolone and methasterone dissolved in alcohol that was “swished in the mouth … and then spit out” to avoid detection.

Continue reading online for input from Dr. Eric Ip, chair of the clinical sciences department in the College of Pharmacy.