: discovery, synthesis, and detection in urine.
BALCO threw the testing labs a curve ball by developing a new anabolic steroid called tetrahydrogestrinone
"Designer" steroids such as androstenedione, tetrahydrogestrinone
, and 16 other substances have been added to the list of banned anabolic steroids under a new law signed by President Bush.
To recap, the bill gives the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) the authority to add androstenedione ("andro"), tetrahydrogestrinone
(THG) and other steroid precursors to the list of anabolic steroids that are classified as Schedule III controlled substances.
Six elite athletes, including 100m world record holder Tim Montgomery, went into trials facing doping charges and possible lifetime bans as a result of evidence presented to a federal investigation into the distribution of banned, performance-enhancing drugs, including designer steroid THG (tetrahydrogestrinone
ESPN recently reported that more than 40 track athletes were subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury that is investigating a prominent sports "nutritionist" on what is being called "an international doping conspiracy." Several track and field performers have tested positive for Tetrahydrogestrinone
, or THG, which is the most talked about designer steroid.
WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration has formally designated THG (tetrahydrogestrinone
) as an illegal drug that may pose considerable health risks.
Chambers is the only British athlete so far named as having failed an initial drugs test for the 'designer' steroid tetrahydrogestrinone
(THG) which was until recently undetectable but appears to have been ingested by a clutch of Americans.
The news comes after Britain's leading sprinter Dwain Chambers tested positive for the newly discovered steroid tetrahydrogestrinone
(THG) this week.
He was banned for two years for taking tetrahydrogestrinone
MARION JONES THE American athlete was stripped of the five medals she won at Sydney in 2000 after testing positive for tetrahydrogestrinone
Under British Olympic Association (BOA) rules, Chambers was banned from future Games after serving a two-year suspension testing positive for the designer steroid tetrahydrogestrinone
(THG) in 2003.