Performance-Enhancing Drugs and the Olympics

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Just weeks before the summer Olympics, America-s team is threatened by a major drug scandal. American sprinter Kelli White, who was expected to be a gold-medal contender at this summer-s Olympic Games, accepted a two-year suspension from competition after the US Anti-Doping Agency confronted her with documentation concerning a San Francisco area pharmaceutical company. Today-s San Jose Mercury-News says that Balco Laboratories -set the scene for the biggest drug scandal in American sports history.- What-s the evidence that world-class athletes use performance-enhancing drugs? What will the crackdown mean for America-s image, and its chances to win? Warren Olney speaks sports historians and reporters, the head of the World Anti-Doping Agency, and a professor at the New York University School of Medicine.
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FBI Director Mueller's 'BOLO' speech

US Olympic Team

Balco Laboratories

US Anti-Doping Agency

World Anti-Doping Code

Mercury-News editorial on drug testing

New York Times editorial, 'Times and Iraq'

Michael Massing's Now They Tell Us



Warren Olney