Saturday, August 31, 2013

80-year-old weightlifter busted as steroid cheat

Don Ramos is one aging athlete who has found a way to cheat Father Time — but not if he's been messing with Mother Nature to do it, says the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.

The latest target on the U.S.A.D.A's list: An 80-year-old weightlifter who was busted for steroids, according to The Associated Press.

The agency that brought down Lance Armstrong announced a two-year suspension for Ramos of Colorado Springs, Colo., who tested positive for steroids while attempting to set a world record in his age group at the Pan American Masters Weightlifting Championships in June.

USADA was contracted to test at the event for athletes 35 and older. The suspension means Ramos can't compete again until July 2015.

Organizers of masters events have been cracking down on doping. Two years ago, USADA suspended nine masters athletes for positive tests, including one in his 50s and three in their 60s.


  1. Why are you worried about this guy? Concentrate on high school kids they have a future and long life ahead of them. Mr.Ramos (no disrespect inteneded) is 80 yrs old..LEAVE HIM ALONE....SPEND YOUR TIME AND MONEY TOWARDS THE AREA NEEDED MOST.....YOUTH

    1. And what kind of message do you think that would send to the Youth?

      Cracking down on drug cheats means Zero tolerance, you can't say "leave him alone" because he's old. Do you think that he should have an unfair advantage over the other elderly competitors??

      Try thinking things through the next time ....