Report: 11 pro wrestlers linked to steroids probe

Posted: March 20, 2007

Eleven professional wrestlers, including the WWE's Randy Orton, have joined the list of athletes linked to a nationwide steroids investigation.

SI.com reported yesterday that Orton allegedly received eight prescriptions for six different drugs - including stanozolol, nandrolone and testosterone - between March 2004 and August 2004. According to the documents SI.com reviewed, two doctors whose names also appear in another professional athlete's file wrote prescriptions for Orton.

Orton, through the WWE, declined comment, SI.com said.

In its review of documents, SI.com reported it found Adam Copeland, a.k.a. Edge, and Shane Helms, a.k.a. The Hurricane, received HGH from Applied Pharmacy in Mobile, Ala., one of the pharmacies raided in the investigation led by Albany, N.Y., District Attorney David Soares.

Through the WWE, Copeland and Helms didn't respond to a request for comment, SI.com said.

WWE spokesman Gary Davis told SI.com that WWE policy prohibits performance-enhancing drugs but would not say whether any wrestlers have tested positive since the policy was enacted.

Olympics

* Three-time Olympian Kirsten Clark, 29, the only skier to win four consecutive U.S. downhill titles, will retire after this month's Alpine championships.

* IOC president Jacques Rogge said he wants to launch an Olympics for teenagers in 2010. The proposed Youth Olympic Games would feature athletes 14 to 18 and about 3,500 would compete in largely the same sports as those in the regular Olympics

Philly File

* Drexel junior Ryan Hluschak became the second wrestling All-American in school history when he finished eighth at 157 pounds at the NCAA wrestling championships in Auburn Hills, Mich.

* Roman Catholic guard Bradley Wanamaker, a Pitt signee, is one of 10 seniors who will represent the United States during the Easter break in a world basketball tournament in France.

* Ray DeStephanis, an assistant at Archbishop Wood the last five seasons, is Roman Catholic's new soccer coach.

Sport Stops

* HBO Sports' documentary on Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro will debut June 6, 3 days before the Belmont Stakes.

* China swept the first two diving events at the world championships of swimming and diving in Melbourne, Australia.

* The United States defeated the Czech Republic and Russia on the third day of the women's world curling championship in Aomori, Japan. *

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