Parliamentary select committee report calls for complete ban on corticosteroids

Parliamentary select committee report calls for complete ban on corticosteroids

Joe Robinson 5 Mar 2018 Select Committee calls for complete ban on corticosteroids and Tramadol following 'Doping in Sport' report The same Select Committee report that slammed Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky for the use of corticosteroids ahead of the 2012 Tour de France has also called for the wholesale ban of the drug. The 'Combating Doping in Sport' report from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport has suggested that in consideration of the properties corticosteroids - like the Triamcinolone used by Wiggins on three separate occasions - in terms of performance-enhancement, and the evidence surrounding its application in cycling, that the use of corticosteroids for the treatment of medical conditions should be avoided in sport. 'We believe that WADA should introduce a complete ban on their use,' reads the report. The report then continues to slam the use of Tramadol in cycling stating, 'We were also concerned to ...

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