Anabolic Steroid Use in the Olympics.

Title: Anabolic Steroid Use in the Olympics.
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Anabolic Steroid Use in the Olympics.
Canadian track star Ben Johnson was denied his gold medal in the 1988 Olympics after he tested positive for anabolic steroids. This incident sparked worldwide attention to the extent of anabolic steroid use. To date, the International Olympic Committee has barred the use of seventeen anabolic steroids. Other organizations, including The National Football League, National Collegiate Athletic Association's International Amateur Athletic Federation, and the International Federation of Body Builders have followed suit. Athletes and non-athletes alike …showed first 75 words of 1849 total…
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…showed last 75 words of 1849 total…hand, cosmetic changes, musculoskeletal injuries, infertility, heart disease, stroke, prostate problems, and liver toxicity have been associated with the abuse of steroids. "Anabolic Steroids: A Threat to Mind and Body" National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Drug Abuse, . Sullivan, Robert, and Sora Song. "Are Drugs Winning the Games?" Time 11 Sept. 2000: 43-44 Sullivan, Robert. "Breaking the Olympic Habit." Time 31 July 2000: 1-3. Yesalis, Charles E., and Virginia S. Cowart. The Steroids Game. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics, 1988.

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