October 1, 2020

Organized Doping in Greece Involving Anabolic Steroid Methyltrienolone

The Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC) president believes organized doping is behind the fifteen Greek athletes who have failed anti-doping tests before and during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.¬†Former¬†400-meter hurdles champion Fani Halkia, swimmer Ioannis Drymonakos, 400-meter runner Dimitrios Regas, sprinter Tassos Gousis and eleven unidentified Greek weightlifters all tested positive for the same prohibited anabolic steroid – methyltrienolone (“HOC president: Greek sports face organized doping,” August 18). [Read more…]

Conspiracy Against Greek Athletics Blamed for Failed Steroid Tests

Steroid Nation reports Greek 400 meter sprinter Dimitris Regas has tested positive for the anabolic steroid methyltrienolone. At least thirteen Greek athletes have failed steroid tests this year. It seems that all steroid tested athletes in Greece are testing positive for the same anabolic steroid which has never been commercially available.

Earlier this year, eleven members of the Greek National Weightlifting Team tested positve for the anabolic steroid methyltrienolone which resulted in the expulsion of the entire Greek Weightlifting Team from the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In May, Greek Olympic swimmer Ioannis Drymonakos also tested positive for methyltrienolone.

Dimitris Regas denied the use of anabolic steroids and claimed sabotage. Regas alleges a conspiracy of “people who want to attack (Greek) athletics” as being responsible for his positive test for methyltrienolone and presumably other Greek positive doping results [Read more…]