Dexter Jackson wins the Arnold Classic, Chris Cormier second, Gustavo Badell third. Complete results here.
Yaxeni Oriquen and Branda Raganot won the heavy and lightweight classes for the Ms International. Jenny Lynn took the figure over Monica Brant. Complete results here.
Since steroids have been in the news of late, the Arnold Classic has received more than the normal amount of press. The article, Schwarzenegger Urges Steroid Crackdown is a good example of the mis- and dis- information. For example,
No, steroid use is common among bodybuilder who’ve never competed. They’re mandatory to compete at the local amateur level. National level amateurs today use more performance enhancing drugs than any of the pro bodybuilders did in the 1970s and into the 1980s.
The IFBB’s random drug testing is for diuretics, not anabolic steroids, growth hormone, insulin, or any of the other drugs and chemicals that pro bodybuilders use. When the press reports that the IFBB does perform drug tests without mentioning what test they do, they imply that the IFBB is really trying to prevent their athletes from using performance enhancing drugs. That is not the case.
Now if I were a reporter in the MSM, the question I would ask Governor Schwarzenegger: