Japan and Kawasaki Frontale striker Kazuki Ganaha is appealing the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to overturn his doping suspension for using
steroids human growth hormones garlic intravenous infusion.
Well, no, garlic is not a banned substance, but intravenous treatment of any kind is banned by the J-League, in line with FIFA’s anti-doping rules (which means you probably won’t see Bob Bradley call up Britney Spears any time soon).
It’s really too bad, because the club gave Ganaha the garlic IV to treat influenza, not for any kind of performance boost. If only there was a way to take garlic in some way other than by IV, like, oh I don’t know, orally.