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Pan American Games / Drugs #292382

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 23, 1983
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(Studio) United States Olympic Committee president William Simon's reaction to drug scandal at Pan American games quoted.
REPORTER: Bill Kurtis

(Caracas, Venezuela) Major drug scandal at Pan American games resulting in several top athletes either being disqualified or stripped of their medals examined; cases of Jeff Michels, Dan. Nunez cited as exs. Criticism by departing United States athletes of their alleged lack of knowledge of sophisticated drug-detection tests noted. [US Olympic Committee vice president Dr. Evie G. DENNIS - claims athletes were aware of tests prior to games, but didn't take them seriously.] [SIMON - agrees.] Use of steroids among athletes explained, discussed; implications of crackdown here for next year's Olympics considered. [SIMON - warns against drug use in Olympics.]
REPORTER: Brent Musberger

Kurtis, Bill;
Musberger, Brent

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