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United States Cyclists / Blood Doping #539614

NBC Evening News for Friday, Jan 11, 1985
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REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Colorado Spgs., Colorado) United States Olympic committee said asking International Olympic Committee to ban blood doping for athletes; USOC's criticism of United States cyclists' blood transfusions just prior to last summer's Olympics noted. USOC director Colonel Don Miller reported denying permission for blood doping experiments by cyclist coaches 10 mos. before games. [British team manager Jim HENDRY - feels situation has tarnished medals won by Americans] Blood doping process and alleged effect on body explained. [Dr. Marvin BURNETT - explains legitimate medical use of whole blood.] [National Insts. of Health spokesperson Dr. Harvey KLEIN - feels medical community doesn't support blood doping.] Dr. Irving Dardik's comment on athletes' experimentation with caffeine noted.
REPORTER: Roger O'Neil

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
O'Neil, Roger
Duration:
00:02:10

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