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Athletic Performance

9.19*

That is the title of a recent feature from ESPN’s 30 for 30 series. It’s subject: the men’s 100 M final in the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Namely, a near perfect sports’ moment that was ruined by the illegal drug use of one Ben Johnson.  It’s not the first time that 30 for 30 has covered anabolic steroid use in Track and Field. They did a feature on Marion Jones and her own steroid scandal in a previous season.

Track and Field, baseball, cycling and football have all had major scandals or issues with steroids or performance enhancing drugs (PEDs). I can’t even begin to count the number of athletes who have tested positive for some PED or another. Many others who have not tested positive have probably used PEDs, but have managed to escape a positive test result. Continue reading