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Steroids in the Olympics

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steroids in the olympics

A scenario, from a 1995 poll of 198 sprinters, swimmers, powerlifters, and other assorted athletes, most of them U.S. Olympians or aspiring Olympians: You are offered a banned performance-enhancing substance, with two guarantees: 1) You will not be caught. 2) You will win. Would you take the substance?

One hundred and ninety-five athletes said yes; three-said no.

ScenarioII: You are offered a banned performance-enhancing substance that comes with two guarantees: 1) You will not be caught. 2) You will win every competition you enter for the next five years, and then you will die from the side affects of the substance. Would you take it?

More than half of the athletes said yes.

Throughout the world athletes depend on steroids more than ever. Taking a banned performance-enhancing drug (such as steroids) has become seriously risky. But athletes will do almost anything to gain a competitive edge. Alluding or passing tests has almost become an art. Athletes hire trainers to precisely space their dosages so that the athlete can pass the test. But the real problem has been in Olympians. 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