What drugs are used in Weightlifting
In this article we give a little overview on the different substances weightlifters have tested positive for.
In Weightlifting the Anabolic Steroid Stanozolol is the most commonly used drug. It is followed by Methandienone and Dehydrochloromethyltestosterone (Oral Turinabol).
Stanozolol has through the years been the drug of choice for weightlifters. In 2011-2012 the laboratories in Moscow and Cologne developed an improved method for detecting the drug which resulted in a lot more positive results.
India is the country where most of the weightlifters has tested positive for this anabolic steroid. Kazakhstan has the second most weightlifters caught, but only half of the number of weightlifters from India. Bulgaria has the third most weightlifters caught.
Methandienone is the second most used drug amongst weightlifters. It is an anabolic steroid. Our stats show the number of banned athletes is pretty stable where there are around 10-20 weightlifters each year who test positive for this steroid.
India also tops this statistics followed by Bulgaria and Thailand.
There was also developed an improved method for detecting Oral Turinabol was developed in 2011-2012 and because of this the number of positive results exploded. Before 2011-2012 the number of athletes who tested positive for this drug was below ten, after 2012 the number rose to 31. It is now slowly being less and less used amongst athletes.
Russia is the country with the most weightlifters who has been banned for used this anabolic steroid followed by Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan.