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Tour de France

Dopers’ Downfall May Be Cycling’s Salvation—Tour de France 2015: End of an Era

The NIDA Blog Team
July 09, 2015

Athletic competition is about using your own strength and skill, period. But when nearly everyone is cheating…what’s an athlete to do? Read More »

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A man with big muscles holding performance-enhancing drug in his hand.

Crossing the Line: Athletes Risk Their Health When Using Performance-Enhancing Drugs

The NIDA Blog Team
December 11, 2014

Abusing drugs to overcome pain or inflate athletic abilities gives athletes an unfair advantage. Read More »

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Olympic Skier

Like an Olympian: What Makes a Person Successful?

Sara Bellum
February 12, 2014

This week, the world is watching as athletes from around the globe compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The measure of success for Olympians is very clear: They must be the best athlete in their sport. They must move the fastest, go the farthest, or score the most points. Read More »

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Alex Rodriguez

Baseball’s Steroid Problem: Why Won’t It End?

Sara Bellum
August 07, 2013

On Monday, the news broke that New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez will be suspended for 211 games for using performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). He is appealing, but as it stands, this is the longest non-lifetime suspension in baseball to date. Read More »

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Tyson Gay

Olympians and Steroids

Sara Bellum
July 24, 2013

The lure of Olympic Gold is strong among amateur athletes all over the world. People toil from childhood for the chance to stand atop the podium and hear their national anthem playing in their honor. Read More »

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