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Blood Doping #315803

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 21, 1987
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(Studio: Charles Kuralt) Blood doping of athletes explained.

(DC: Susan Spencer) Controversy over blood doping practice by Olympic competitors examined; details given, scenes shown. [Cycling team spokesperson Mark WHITEHEAD - cites pressure of winning.] [International Olympic Committee spokesperson Dr. Robert VOY - considers practice cheating.] United States Olympic Committee recalled outlawing blood doping; findings of study appearing in "Journal of American Med. Association" supporting athletes' claims about issue outlined. [Dr. Anthony SIMON - discusses results.[ [Study participant Dr. Marlowe ELDRIDGE - describes his experience.] [Dr. Robert SHESSER - cites risks involved.] [SIMON - explains publishing findings.] [VOY - criticizes AMA's promotion of issue.]

Reporter(s):
Kuralt, Charles;
Spencer, Susan
Duration:
00:02:20

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