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[rte.ie] , Gillick, David Column: The war on drugs in athletics. (28 Jan 2015)

URL: http://www.rte.ie/sport/athletics/2015/0127/675976...

Looking back over 2014, the ugly head of drugs appeared far too frequently. Once more athletics is caught up in another major doping scandal. After Ben Johnson and Balco, have we not learnt anything?

The latest accusations relating to systematic doping in Russia is frightening. I thought this type of drugs scandal was from a time before me. I read a book one time about the Soviet Union’s training regime for athletes back in the 1980s; I didn’t think I would be reading about similar activities in today’s media.....


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