20 Feb The War on Doping

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Anti-doping hunter Professor Arne Ljungqvist provides insight into high-profile scandals involving the use of banned performance-enhancing substances. Stories revisited include the Ben Johnson 1988 Olympics scandal and the ‘Balco’ affair. This shook American sport and led to a US Federal government investigation. Eyewitnesses recall tales from the Cold War when national doping experiments were strategically used to gain global political power via victories in sports.