T Nation

THG


#1

There is a new steroid scandal today where Jason Giambi, Barry Bonds, and other professional and olympic athletes are being subpoenaed to testify about BALCO and a drug called THG (tetrahydrogestrinone).

http://espn.go.com/oly/news/2003/1020/1642261.html

My question, what the is THG? They call it a "designer steroid" but I espn is always messing stuff up.


#2

It's a steroid similar in structure (and potency from what I've heard) to trenbolone. They call it designer because it was designed specifically to allow atheletes to pass drugs tests.


#3

how come i cant find any info whatsoever on this drug anywhere???


#4

They just developed a test for it since this whole bust went down. Keep an eye on the Reader Mail and News section on T-Mag for better updates (though last weeks was similar to ESPN's reports) and more info on the drug itself.