Mit folgenden Worten beginnt der sog. Mitchell Report:
For more than a decade there has been widespread illegal use of anabolic steroids and other performance enhancing substances by players in Major League Baseball, in violation of federal law and baseball policy. Club officials routinely have discussed the possibility of such substance use when evaluating players. Those who have illegally used these substances range from players whose major league careers were brief to potential members of the Baseball Hall of Fame. They include both pitchers and position players, and their backgrounds are as diverse asthose of all major league players.
The response by baseball was slow to develop and was initially ineffective, but it
gained momentum after the adoption of a mandatory random drug testing program in 2002. That program has been effective in that detectable steroid use appears to have declined. But the use of human growth hormone has risen because, unlike steroids, it is not detectable through urine testing.
Der US-Baseball ist damit der zweite Sportart die um ihre Existenz fürchten muss. Baseball ist auch so eine Sportart von der man denken kann, Doping würde nichts bringen. Genau wie Fußball.
Wann kommen die ernsthaften Ermittlungen im europäischen Profifußball, American Football, Eishockey, Handball ?