Archive for October 7th, 2004

Andro Ban Passes Senate

Thursday, October 7th, 2004

S 2195, the Senate’s version of the Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2004, was approved by the Senate and has been sent to the House. The House had already passed a similar bill, HR 3866. Now the differences will be worked out in committee.

Among other things, the HR bill provided for increased penalties for anabolic steroid offenses near sports facilities. Have to protect adult athletes the way we protect kids in grade school, you know.

One feature in the Senate bill is kind of strange:

Authorizes the Attorney General, upon the recommendation of the Secretary of Health and Human Services, to exempt from regulation any compound, mixture, or preparation that contains any anabolic steroid, that is intended for administration to a human being or an animal, and that does not present any significant potential for abuse because of its concentration, preparation, formulation, or delivery system.

What does this mean? It means you’ll still be able to buy pro-hormones in concentrations and forms, as long as they don’t work. Expect to see lots of ads with “The maximum legal dose allowed by law.”

2004 NABBA Universe

Thursday, October 7th, 2004

The results for this past weekend’s NABBA Universe (the “real” Mr Universe) have been entered into the database. Steve Sinton of the UK won the amateur men’s, Hassan Al Saka of Syria, last year’s amateur winner, won the Pro Universe, Sandra Watershoot of Belgium won the women’s physique, and Lorena Bucci of Italy won the Figure. James (Flex) Lewis of Wales won the Junior, Brian Peters also of Wales won the Masters. Sixty-one year old John Citrone, who entered his first NABBA Universe in 1964, and won his class four times in the 1960s, this year won the Masters over 50. Ben Rodriguez had the best American showing, placing fourth in the Masters.

Complete results: amateur, pro, and women.

Update: Spelling correction – the overall winner was Steve Sinton, who had also won the NABBA World Championships back in June