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Summer Olympics and Drugs #538455

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 05, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Los Angeles, California) Health and professional risks for athletes in use of anabolic steroids examined; controversy at last year's Pan American games over issue recalled. Anticipated discovery of steroids use among Olympic contenders at summer games here discussed; films shown. [Lab. supervisor Craig KAMMERER - wouldn't use drugs if he were athlete.] Coach Paul Ward's promotion of steroids use among Olympic athletes and advice to competitors on how to avoid detection noted. [WARD - explains his approach to tests.] [Med. researcher Robert GOLDMAN - notes documented relationship between steroids and cancer, heart disease.] Weight lifter and steroids user Dan. Barudi recalled dying last year from liver cancer. [Dr. Wylie OVERLY - believes Barudi's cancer was result of drugs.] [CONTENDER - notes pressure on competitors.] Sprinter Carl Lewis' denouncement of drugs mentioned.
REPORTER: George Lewis

Brokaw, Tom;
Lewis, George

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