Tag: performance enhancing drugs

Maria Sharapova’s drug scandal results in conflict for the tennis star

World no. 7 professional Russian tennis player, Maria Sharapova, publicly announced the positive results of her drug test in the midst the 2016 Australian Open. Sharapova’s failed test for the drug meldonium, which apparently has performance-enhancing properties but is usually used for heart problems, is sparking controversy throughout the Tennis world.   The 28-year-old Russian… Read More

Is marijuana a performance-enhancing drug for UFC fighters?

Nick Diaz at the pre-fight press conference for UFC 143

The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) has banned UFC welterweight fighter Nick Diaz from fighting in the state of Nevada for the next five years after testing positive for marijuana before a fight.   In January, Diaz was given three drug tests on the night of his fight with mixed martial artist Anderson Silva. Two tests done… Read More

ESL gaming tournament takes lead to end pill popping in e-sports

A bottle of Adderall

Professional athletes are constantly being tested for performance-enhancing drugs. Now, professional video game organizations are starting to put gamers under the same microscope.   Last Thursday, the Electronic Sports League (ESL) announced their plan to test professional gamers for drug use. The first testing will take place in August at the ESL One Cologne “Counter Strike:… Read More