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Epidemic in the Gym: a Teenager taking anabolic steroids as Haribo

Long regarded anabolic steroids as niche products for top athletes. Today, however, the broad mass of the hardened body in the fitness center, but increasingly also in schools dopt itself. The health risks are played down. Many Teenagers would resort to drugs, "in order to get more Likes," says a sports doctor. You can order apparently, the Doping in a foreign country: never been seized at the Swiss border, so a lot of shipments with suspicious content. Research shows that even celebrities bodybuilders get involved in the lucrative business. In the Aargau the process against an Ex-Champion is.

He was the muskulöseste man on the planet. So the local newspaper came by to portray the new world champion in Bodybuilding. A day of Beat Müller (Name, start amended) with ten egg whites, potatoes, and Protein Shake. Illegal means he had never taken. "They all think, without Doping anything over anyway," said the Champion. He was "living proof" that it can reach without illegal substances up to the top.

top athletes like Müller are role models. Just in the Bodybuilding beginners look up to those athletes, which are the largest muscles have to lift, the heaviest Weights. Trophies bring Prestige. However, this is abused. The Recherchedesk of Tamedia was able to having access to the public law, all cantonal criminal justice decisions in the area of Doping from last year. Almost all were directed against people from Bodybuilding, Fitness and combat sports. Several times award-winning athletes in diving. One of them: Beat Müller.

The district court of Lenzburg AG sentenced him in August 2018 to a part of the suspended custodial sentence of 2.5 years. The former Champion is said to have sold Doping to a value of 550'000 Swiss francs. He lodged an appeal, now the case is before the Supreme court pending. Express does not want to Müller on request.

Seized substances from the "action Pump". Photo: cantonal police, AG

To the attention of the authorities, he went through the "action Pump". Doping experts are talking about the largest Ring ever in Switzerland excavated. At the top is a Ex-Swiss champion with the athletics, according to Prosecutor's office Patrick Weber (Name changed). He should have based agents in China, but also a Swiss pharmaceutical company. These he processed according to the indictment by hand to the preparations, which he sold to middlemen.

I have made An average gain of 890 percent Weber in the process. Up to the year 2012, the Accused substances should be brought to a value of 4.3 million Swiss francs in traffic. This method is currently pending in the Aargau upper court. For Weber, and Müller on the presumption of innocence applies.

customers were, according to the indictment, particularly bodybuilders. "Accordingly, it principally consisted of anabolic steroids, hormonal and other growth promoters, as well as Erectile stimulants, and appetite suppressants." Research shows that The preparations were in addition to Beat Müller seems to be more of the Swiss, European and world champion from the scene.

No penalty for self-consumption

another prominent athletes in Basel-Landschaft in court. The criminal court dealt a year ago with Thai Boxing world champion Paulo Balicha. Accompanied by masked colleagues, he had stormed a sports center and a brutal fight with a kickboxing world champion Shemsi Beqiri delivered.

The court sentenced Balicha, due to deprivation of liberty, assault and attempted aggravated assault. From the case-file, in the method, a bag with suspicious vials, cash and a price list was found. In the end, the court was able to prove no trade.

A urine sample showed that Balicha self-consumed anabolic steroids. A penalty it was but. Because the Swiss sports promotion law States to illegal Doping: "Be the manufacture, acquisition, import, export or possession is solely for the purpose of own consumption, so the offender will remain unpunished."

"It is like an omerta, like the Mafia"

A clause, the criminal justice authorities before the problems. "People in this environment, know the rules," says Laurent Contat, a Prosecutor in the Canton of Vaud. "You are only ordering small amounts at a time, to be able to own needs, assert, if you are caught." The men behind the trafficking are so hard to grasp. The scene was extremely secretive. "It is like an omerta, like the Mafia. No one reveals where his Goods come from."

In the comparison to drugs is simple consumer did not punishable by law. "You have no pressure to call your Dealer or importer." Contat refers to Germany. There anabolic steroids-consumption since 2015 is a punishable offence. "There are already large rings could be dug up."

success success, but also in Switzerland. In the Canton of Vaud, is another Ex-world champion went into the net. Luca Rossi (not his real Name) won several international titles in Bodybuilding. So he outdid his father, who once won the Swiss championship.

in The Canton of Vaud's justice punished the father and son, both former professionals. Photo: Facebook

anabolic steroids could have a negative impact on the liver and fertility, warned the son that once, in a French-speaking Swiss newspaper. Those who speak in his fitness center, the chic he immediately way. Decisions in criminal proceedings against Rossi and his father qualify these statements. Accordingly, the two Champions have provided over the years, visitors by illegal means.

The investigators found in the gym and of the son, an extra adjoining room. In this came to pass, that the father, according to the files of each "with the bodybuilders of a high level, which he injected the doping products". Overall, the authorities made sure of around 1600 pills, about 1000 syringes and 400 vials of steroids and growth hormones.

Three out of four students want more muscles

customers, there was enough. "Offenders, selling illegal drugs, not make their money long only with top athletes," says Dr. Walter O. Frey, Co-Director of the Swiss Olympic Medical Center. "But with the broad mass in the fitness center. And more and more commercial, schools and universities." The sports doctor advises teachers, but also a Teenager. "These young, potential consumers, it is hardly to athletic performance. In the center of the look, the Body is."

a year Ago, published in the city of Zurich conducted a survey among the secondary school pupils. 74 percent of the boys indicated that they would like to be more muscular. Sports doctor Frey speaks of the devastating effects of the cult of the Body, driven by social media. "A lot of students meet there to the Ideal, you can't reach, for example, because of their genetics with exercise. So you resort to testosterone, and other means to obtain more Likes."

"anabolic steroids have now assumed epidemic-like trains."The Aargau Prosecutor's office

criminal authorities, the Trend is to be aware of. "The theme is played down in the company of incredible," it means in the Aargau Prosecutor's office. These can be found in the investigation of more and more also banned doping products. "Anabolic steroids have now assumed epidemic-like trains. The young adults feel that they consume Haribo. In this case, these substances often cause big damage to your health."

Good contacts in seedy gyms you don't need any more today. With just a few clicks anabolic steroids online abroad order. The Trend is evident at the border. Customs officers intercept a shipment of illegal Doping, send it to the Antidoping Switzerland Foundation. "This year we expect more than 650 cases," says Director Ernst king. A clear record, so far, was the maximum value at 569 confiscated packages.

In the senders, the United States is in the first place, then European countries and Asia to follow. "All most of the time it is testosterone, or artificial variants thereof, so-called anabolic steroids," says king. "Often, growth hormones and anti-estrogens."

All these resources are on the list of banned substances of anti-doping Switzerland. Sports doctor Walter O. Frey speaks of a Paradox: "a doping agent to steels the body. Instead, you are destroying him from the inside." In addition to mental illness anabolic steroids can lead to liver damage, blood clots. But most importantly, the cardiovascular system is affected. "We must now enter against the tax, and only then, if there are deaths due to consequential damage," says Frey.

Federal to criminal liability. check

Now turn on the Federal In September, FDP national councillor Marcel Dobler filed a procedural request. "The Federal Council is commissioned to provide a report on the advantages and disadvantages of a criminal prosecution of the private use of Doping," he said. A tightening would not wish prosecuting authorities. Seriously, the king of anti-doping Switzerland: "If the personal use is punishable by law, then the safe deterrent effect would have, especially on young consumers."

such also Daniele Pozzi was. Two months ago, bodybuilders took part in competitions in the Italian city of Padua. With success, winning four gold medals, the 23-Year-old, who worked in Bellinzona TI won. A few hours after the Triumph, his partner found him lifeless in the hotel room.

The Italian authorities ordered an autopsy. You want to determine whether anabolic agents have led to an unexpected death. Pozzis coach said in an Interview that his protégé had taken the stuff, "this could be bad for the heart".

Created: 27.11.2019, 08:08 PM

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