performance enhancing drug


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performance enhancing drug

A generic term for any agent that is known or thought to improve performance in a particular sport.
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I actually considered getting an advantage and whatever that was, doing it illegally, I considered that," said McGrady about using performance enhancing drugs, (http://basketball.
Asked by ESPN the Magazine to rate on a scale of 1-10 how big basketball's problem with performance enhancing drugs was, Rose responded, "Seven.
This is the equivalent of four full squads in each of the divisions - four full squads who know of other players who are using performance enhancing drugs.
The Taylor Hooton Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to educating young people and adult influencers about the dangers of performance enhancing drugs.
With athletics coming under scrutiny after sprint pair Asafa Powell and Tyson Gay both failed drug tests, senior figures within baseball have worked hard to show that they are trying to combat a culture in which more and more players are found guilty of taking performance enhancing drugs.
It was young players aged between 19 and 24 who were most likely to report that they knew players who used performance enhancing drugs - that may suggest that the increase is a very recent phenomenon.
After years or accusations and speculation, former seven-time Tour De France winner and United States Olympic medalist Lance Armstrong will reportedly own up to his use of performance enhancing drugs in a two-part interview with Oprah Winfrey.
In addition, we'd also like to focus on student athletes who, now more than ever, are susceptible to a variety of performance enhancing drugs.
Former 2003 Cy Young Award-winning closer Eric Gagne claimed "80 percent" of his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates used performance enhancing drugs during his time with L.
Results from a new national survey of 758 physicians indicated that an overwhelming majority (87%) would support laws that provide random drug testing of high school student athletes for performance enhancing drugs.
Just a thought, but I can't help thinking in hindsight that Tiger Woods showed all of the characteristics of an athlete delivering exceptionally with the benefit of performance enhancing drugs in recent years.

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