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The Voluntary Anti-Doping Association is an independent organization founded to offer and promote effective anti-doping programs in boxing and mixed martial arts.


Through voluntary participation, VADA aims to help protect the health and safety of athletes who are willing to demonstrate their commitment to clean sport.

VADA will provide confidential counseling and referral assistance to athletes at risk for performance enhancing drug and harmful supplement use.

VADA aspires to educate participants, commissions and the public about the risks of using performance enhancing drugs as well as the benefits of utilizing effective nutrition and training practices.

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Drug Test by Stuart Stevens--a personal account of PED use

"OK" the doctor said when we settled into his examination room. "What do you want to be?"

I looked confused, so he explained.

"You want to be bigger? Leaner? Faster longer or faster shorter? More overall endurance? You want to see better?"

"See better?"

"Human growth hormone does that for some people. It improves the muscles in the eyes." He tried again: "So, what do you want?"

This was quite a concept. Freud wrote that anatomy is destiny, and here was a doctor giving me a chance, in my late forties, to alter my body in the most fundamental way. It was strange, but also strangely alluring.

It had taken me a while to arrive at this moment. I was sitting in the San Fernando Valley offices of a physician whose identity I've agreed to conceal—let's just call him Dr. Jones. For reasons I'll explain shortly, my goal was to experience firsthand some of the banned performance-enhancing drugs that are often abused in the endurance sports I participate in, like cycling and cross-country skiing. The menu I had in mind included human growth hormone (HGH), testosterone, and some variety of anabolic steroid, all of which are used to increase strength and shorten an athlete's recovery time by repairing muscle cells faster. Also high on my list was that powerful stuff called erythropoietin, better known as EPO, a hormone that boosts oxygen levels in the blood by prompting the bone marrow to produce more red blood cells. EPO is known to have amazing endurance-boosting effects; not

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David Israel's SI.com article on horse racing regulation ills bare a sad resemblance to boxing's

By David Israel

Original article at: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/more/news/20140506/major-league-horse-racing/

This story originally ran in the May 5, 2014 issue of Sports Illustrated. To subscribe to SI and read a digital version of the magazine, go here.

For most of America, this year's thoroughbred horse racing season started at 6:24 EDT on May 3 and ended a little more than two minutes later when winner California Chrome crossed the Kentucky Derby finish line. Once a daily component of American sporting life,

horse racing is now an afterthought. You can find it in the shadows, fighting for attention with its old friend boxing.

The sport seems to be reduced to a sad litany of tragedy and scandal. Drug cheats. Mismanagement. Small-time corruption. Lousy television deals.

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