Despite its dangers and status as a controlled substance , stanozolol remains a popular performance-enhancing drug. It is notorious in the United States and elsewhere for its use by professional and amateur athletes. Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson was stripped of his gold medal, won at the 1988 Olympics, for testing positive for the drug, after winning the 100-meter dash. Former baseball stars Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens have both long been suspected of using steroids, including stanozolol. In fact, Winstrol® is one of the main drugs at the core of the steroids scandal that has greatly affected Major League Baseball® in the ., and caused the period from around 1990 to the mid-2000s, in the sport, to be known as the "steroids era."
Stanozolol is the generic name of stanozolol in English , German , French , and Japanese and its INN , USAN , USP , BAN , DCF , and JAN , while stanozololum is its name in Latin , stanozololo is its name in Italian and its DCIT , and estanozolol is its name in Spanish .    Androstanazole , stanazol , stanazolol , and estanazolol are unofficial synonyms of stanozolol.   The drug is also known generically by its former developmental code names NSC-43193 and WIN-14833 .