10 Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Sports

One of the most complex issues in sports involves drug use by professional and amateur athletes. The use of performance-enhancing drugs, testing standards, and punishments involving competitive athletes has generated debate among fans, players, sports executives, and politicians. And the almost weekly nature of this coverage makes it an evolving news story. With all this in mind, a basic primer of the drug-testing standards in various sports organizations serves readers best. As of the end of 2009, implementation of the enforcement standards varied among the professional leagues, which contrasts with the almost uniform enforcement standards for international sports organizations and their national governing ...

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