Ogawa suspended for 1 year by JBC for failing doping test


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Steroid use isn't really frowned upon in Asia like in the West. Culturally, it is common to use a variety mostly natural concoctions to improve daily performance. It seems natural that the idea would transfer to sports. Think about the genki drinks. There are other combative sports organizations in Japan that openly admit to not testing for steroids before events. It is written in their contracts, so foreign competitors will know.

I wondering what skin condition they are referring. In professional sports, skin conditions like acne in adults are usually a symptom of steroid use.

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I can believe that the skin medication contained steroids. It is common in Japan. That also explains the first negative test. Let's wait and see.

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