World Anti-Doping Agency

“Natural substances, if you take them in unnaturally high concentrations like caffeine pills, it's not natural anymore.

“It is effectively the Maria Sharapova problem"

Caffeine abuse common among English Premier League footballers

By Shane STARLING

Follow-up investigations to recent widespread doping allegations attached to a UK-based doctor have found caffeine gel and pill abuse common among professional footballers in England.

Does optimising performance and health via training and nutrition make illegal substance abuse more likely?

ESSNA: “Thousands of people engaging in sport and activity at all levels use and benefit from legal sports nutrition products."

Euro sports nutrition sector: Supplements no gateway to doping

By Shane STARLING

Consuming sports supplements is not a step on the slippery slope to doping, the European sports nutrition sector has said in response to a US sports coach turned whistle blower who questioned their use.

Mountain Fuel owner Darren Foote: “I honestly don’t know how this has happened.

Cambridge Commodities: “There was no contamination in any of the tested products or ingredients.”

Mountain Fuel drink maker says ‘doped’ products tested clean

By Shane STARLING

The third party manufacturer of the Mountain Fuel sports drink that has been blamed in a UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) independent panel ruling for the ‘inadvertent’ steroid doping of two Welsh track Olympians, says the products were tested after the UKAD adverse...

Back in the game: CAS agrees Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle's DMAA doping infringement was most likely caused by a contaminated foodstuff

DMAA doping or contamination?

Food supplements fingered as German doping ban reduced

By Shane STARLING

A German Winter Olympian has had her doping ban reduced from two years to six months, after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), agreed the DMAA in her system had likely come from a contaminated food supplement.

Sochi doping bust: German biathlete Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle (pictured) blames supplements but ESSNA says, “Athletes continue to talk tosh about contaminated supplements”

Special edition: Sports nutrition

Offside! ESSNA blows whistle on athletes’ doping excuses

By Shane STARLING

Europe’s sports nutrition sector today launched a stinging attack on elite athletes who blame doping infringements on contaminated sports supplements as happened multiple times at the recent Winter Olympiad in Sochi, Russia.

“This elevates the ingredient to the ‘big leagues’...

MSM added to sports nutrition safe list in the UK

By Shane STARLING

A form of joint health and sports nutrient, MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) has made it onto the approved list of UK third party testing service Informed-Sport, a “big league” promotion according to an American supplier.

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