The other day, we chatted about some interesting business news in the outdoor industry. Lets talk about competitive sports. Unless you have been living underwater with earplugs in, you know that doping in competitive sports is a huge issue that doesn't seem to be going away.
In Australia former world champion and
Olympic kayaker, Nathan Baggaley and his brother were arrested for drug
offences in New South Wales.
The police said they seized a pill press
and quantities of cash in the raid.
This isn't the first time that Baggaley has
been in trouble. In September
2005, he tested positive for two steroids, stanozolol and methindione, which
lead to a two-year ban from competitive sports by the Australian Canoe
In July 2007, the
three-time world champion was committed to stand trial in Brisbane Supreme
Court on drug charges after police found 762 ecstasy tablets in a car he was
driving on the Gold Coast in February.
He also pleaded guilty
in a northern NSW court last month to stealing a surf-ski from Byron Bay Surf
He was placed on a
six-month good behaviour bond and ordered to pay $70 court costs.
Nathan Baggaley, you
should have been a rock star...
More info: news.com.au