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.
However, Jones' lawyer Richard Nicholls responded: ``Marion has never, ever used performance enhancing drugs.
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.
He said: ``Marion has steadfastly maintained her position throughout: she has never, ever used performance enhancing drugs.
I support random drug-testing to stop the taking of performance enhancing drugs which I believe go against the spirit of sport.
More than five per cent of our sample said they knew of players who had used 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.

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