NBC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 21, 1988
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.
(Calgary, Canada: Robert Lipsyte) Process of "blood doping," used by athletes to enhance performance, featured. [Canada minister of sport Otto JALINEK - says will put end to blood doping and use of illegal substances.] Dominance of USSR in cross-country skiing detailed; scenes shown. [Canadian coach Marty HALL - says it's hard to prove.] Use of blood doping by United States Nordic combined performer Kerry Lynch detailed; suspension of Lynch and coach noted. [Ex-coach Doug PETERSON - comments.] [International Ski Federal spokesperson Dr. Bud LITTLE - discusses rules.] [PETERSON - says amateur sports is jungle.] [HALL - says little being done about blood doping.] Dvt. of experimental drug said to have same effect as blood doping reported