FACTOID # 19: Cheap sloppy joes: Looking for reduced-price lunches for schoolchildren? Head for Oklahoma!
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
 
WHAT'S NEW
RELATED ARTICLES
People who viewed "BALCO" also viewed:
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > BALCO

The Bay Area Laboratory Co-operative (BALCO) is a controversial sports nutrition center in Burlingame, California, USA. The company achieved fame due to a long investigation in accusations that the lab provided anabolic steroids and other banned performance enhancing drugs to athletes, many famous. It has also been alleged that BALCO was responsible for the first production of the designer drug THG. The investigation is still ongoing, with charges of drug distribution directed to BALCO's founder Victor Conte, vice president James Valente, trainer Greg Anderson and track coach Remi Korchemny.


Sportspersons implicated or accused in the ensuing scandal include athletes Dwain Chambers, Marion Jones and Tim Montgomery, baseball players Barry Bonds, Jason Giambi and Gary Sheffield, and several members of the Oakland Raiders.


  Results from FactBites:
 
The BALCO Sellout (936 words)
BALCO is the 3rd largest producer of Aluminium in the country.
Land for BALCO was acquired for public purpose and cannot be transferred to private hands as per the section 44(A) of the Land Acquisition Act.
BALCO was established in 1965 as the primary aluminium industry in India.
ESPN.com: OLY - Giambi, Bonds subpoenaed by grand jury (996 words)
Burlingame (Calif.)-based BALCO, whose clients also include Oakland Raiders linebacker Bill Romanowski and sprinters Marion Jones and Tim Montgomery, was raided last month by agents of the Internal Revenue Service and a San Mateo County narcotics task force.
BALCO analyzes blood and urine samples from athletes, and then prescribes supplements to compensate for deficiencies in vitamins and minerals.
Although many of BALCO's star clients have not commented on the burgeoning case, the agent for U.S. shot put champion Kevin Toth told the AP that Toth had been subpoenaed.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m