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Top 10 Banned Substances Weightlifters Got Caught With

After the recent Steroids in Powerlifting and Olympic Weightlifting post I was interested in the number of athletes who got caught for a certain banned substance.

Thanks to Anton, whose ninja like spreadsheet skills made counting the top 10 super easy.

The data comes from the IWF sanctioned athletes page.

As you can see taking something that contains Metandienone (Methandrostenolone, trade names Averbol, Dianabol, Danabol) is probably not the smartest choice. Out of 209 positive tests, 93 were for this stuff …

Top 10 Banned Substances Chart

Here are the corresponding numbers.

Substance

# of People Caught

Metandienone

93

Methyltrienolone + Nandrolone

19

Stanozolol

17

Methylhexanamine

14

Norandrosterone

12

Testosterone variants

10

Clenbuterol

7

Boldenone

7

Methyltestosterone

5

Methylhexaneamine

4

Here are the raw data. Click on “Pivot” to sort them for number of occurrences.

Top 10 Banned Substances Weightlifters Got Caught With is a post by Gregor Winter from All Things Gym.

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