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TOP 10 DOPING IN SPORT
Today we are talking about the most known cases of doping and about the most famous athletes, whose steroids have been steeped in their careers! Doping is met everywhere at a professional level (and not only), in all sports, even in those that do not require muscle mass, speed, strength, etc. #10 Shawne Merriman Shawne Merriman is a well-known American football player who played in the National Football League (NFL) defensive from 2005 to 2012. On October 22, 2006, he received a suspension of 4 matches from NFL, after being tested positively for consumption of anabolic steroids (same steroids used bodybuilders). Suspension has caused NFLs to make a new rule that no athlete who was tested positive for steroid use can be selected for PRO BOWL and can not receive any prize for his performance in the year he was tested positively. #9 JOSE CANSECO Jose Canseco is a baseball player who played in the Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1985 to 2001. In 2005 he admitted using anabolic steroids throughout his entire career, saying that the same was done by everyone else his colleagues. He also has a book describing everything that has happened, entitled Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits & How Baseball Got Big. Of the players that Jose said he is doing, we can mention: Mark McGwire, Jason Giambi, Rafael Palmeiro, Ivan Rodriguez and Juan Gonzalez. #8 RAFAEL PALMEIRO Rafael Palmeiro Corrales is a former baseball player, one of the most famous. He won 3 times the Golden Glove. He is one of the few baseball players (only 5 in the world) who are members of both the 500 home run club and the 3,000 hit club. He has been accused many times of consuming steroids, but has always denied, even when he was under oath. On August 1, 2005, it was suspended by MLB after being tested positively for doping with stanozolol (also known as Winstrol). #7 BEN JOHNSON Ben Johnson is a sprinter who won two bronze medals and a gold medal, which was later withdrawn. He set up consecutive recordings for the 100-meter test, both in 1987 and in 1988, his record being 9.79 seconds. On September 27, 1988, three days after winning the gold, he was tested positive for doping with stanozolol. He was disqualified and retired the Olympic title he won, and both recordings. #6 FLOYD LANDIS Floyd Landis is a professional cyclist who is currently out of business, who won the French Tour in 2006. Shortly after his victory on July 27, 2006, Phonak Cycling Team announced that Floyd was tested positive for doping with steroids, after a testosterone hormone has been found in a urine test. He had in his body three times the normal amount of testosterone of a natural athlete. He has always argued that the test results are not authentic, saying he never consumed steroids. Nearly 4 years after this incident, on May 20, 2010, Floyd confess that he was using steroids, but not without saying that Lance Armstrong, his teammate, is doing the same. #5 Kostas Kenteris & Ekaterini Thanou On the 5th place we have two sprinters from Greece. The first, Kostas Kenteris, competed at 200m and 400m, being one of the favorites of the public in Greece, winning the 200m gold medal in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. The second one, Ekaterini Thanou, was also one of the favorites, the pride of the Greeks, as she had won a silver medal medal at the 2000 Olympics. Everything good and nice so far, but the two do not show up in the antidoping test, what was scheduled in advance and took place the day before the Olympic Games. The two said a car accident prevented them from arriving, but as it turned out the accident was directed. Both were disqualified, although they were never tested positively. #4 BARRY BONDS Barry Bonds is a baseball player who played for 22 seasons in the Major League Baseball (MLB), being considered one of the best baseball players ever to have. He holds 7 MVP awards and 8 Golden Gloves. In 2003 he became part of a steroid scandal, when Greg Anderson was found guilty of distributing steroids to athletes (the whole story can be read in Game of Shadows). In September 2007, the San Francisco Giants said they would no longer sign a contract with Barry. 2008 and 2009 were worst years for him, no team wanting to offer him a contract, as he is still being judged in the steroid process. In 2015 he became the new coach of Miami Marlins. #3 ALEX RODRIGUEZ Alex Rodriguez is also among the best baseball players in history. On February 9, 2009, Alex admitted using anabolic steroids and other substances to increase performance during the 2001-2003 seasons. In 2003, he was tested positive for steroid use, along with 104 other players. The Major League Baseball had no rules on steroid use until 2004, so nothing happened. He is among the best-paid baseball players in 2007 signing a $ 275 million contract with the Yankees for 10 years. #2 MARION JONES Marion Jones is a former American Olympic champion in athletics. She won 5 medals during the 2000 Olympics, she excelled at the 100m, 200m and high jump. After many speculations and contours, Marian Jones admitted in 2007 that he used anabolic steroids and other drugs that helped him to improve performance. He will withdraw his Olympic championship title that year, and the medals will return them promptly afterwards. She was arrested and sentenced to six months in jail, which began on 7 March 2008 and was released on September 5, 2008. #1 Maria Sharapova Maria Sharapova is a professional tennis player in Russia, currently being ranked 30th in the world. She was tested positive for doping with meldonium in March 2016, being suspended by the International Tennis Federation. I honestly think that everything that is beautiful in sports is due to steroids. Beware, I said due! We look so excited at these sports because we want to see something out of the ordinary, something inhuman, never seen before, something did not think could be done. This is why the use of steroids and other doping substances should not be criticized, but understood by the public. All athletes are using steroids at a professional level, but not all are caught!
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