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No More Excuses
"Drug testing is in nearly every sport worldwide now but it is not foolproof. This quiz will ask about 10 sports personalities who tested positive for drugs but somehow were excused for the positive test."
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This 2011 National League MVP winner supposedly tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone in his post-season urine sample. He was exonerated because the tester did not follow the proper protocols for sample collection. Who is this baseball player?
This sportsman is a football player who tested positive for nandrolone, a banned steroid, after a UEFA Cup game between his club, Barcelona, and Celta Vigo in March of 2001. He had joined Barcelona as part of a package deal with his twin brother Ronald from Ajax. Who is this sports star?
Frank de Boer
This British skier tested positive for methamphetamine after becoming the first-ever British skier to win a medal at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics. His positive test result was overturned by the Court of Arbitration in Sport, but he never got his medal back. Who was this Scottish male slalom skier?
A Spanish football player tested positive for nandrolone usage while playing in Italy in 2001. He was cleared six years later by the Italian Football Federation and then was cleared again eight years later by the Italian Olympic Committee's Anti-Doping Court. He may be more famous for having resigned as the manager of FC Barcelona in April of 2012. Who is this Spaniard?
This Canadian-British tennis player tested positive for nandrolone in 2003. He had achieved his greatest successes in the late 1990s, being ranked as highly as fourth after losing in the U.S. Open Final to Patrick Rafter in 1997. Who was this tennis player and 1997 BBC Sports Personality of the Year?
Sometimes, vanity can cause a positive drugs test. This happened to an Israeli sailor named Udi Gal, who tested positive for a steroids masking agent called finasteride. Why was Gal using finasteride?
To prevent wrinkles
To treat baldness
To deepen his voice
To treat acne
This successful German female marathon runner tested positive for elevated testosterone-to-epitestosterone levels in 1998. This positive test came just two years after she had become the first woman ever to win three consecutive Boston Marathons. Who is this distance runner?
French tennis player Richard Gasquet tested positive for cocaine use in March 2009. The test results showed very low levels of cocaine, however, and Gasquet was able to convince a tribunal that he accidentally ingested the cocaine. How did Gasquet say that he got the cocaine in his system?
Accidentally pricking himself with a cocaine-laced needle
Kissing a woman at a DJ party
Secondhand smoke at a club
Drinking a cola laced with cocaine
Croatian swimmer Marko Strahija tested positive for human chorionic gonadotropin, or hCG, twice during his career. His second positive test in 2007, however, may have saved his life. What potentially deadly disease was uncovered by his second positive test?
In 1990, a two-time gold medal winning American sprinter tested positive for phenylpropanolamine, a banned stimulant. This sprinter won his gold medals as a part of the 4 x 400m relay teams for the USA in both the 1984 and 1988 Olympics and also won an individual bronze medal in the 400m dash in 1984. Who is this Olympian?
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Compiled Jun 28 12