CBS Evening News for Saturday, Jul 17, 2004
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(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Report introduced.
(Studio: Kelly Cobiella) Announcement by track star Marion Jones that she is pulling out of the 200-meter qualifying race for the Olympic Games featured; details given of the investigation of Jones by the US Anti-Doping Agency. [JONES - says she is fatigued.] [Duke University Jim COLEMAN - says Jones will have to battle the public perception she may have cheated.]
(Studio: Russ Mitchell) USADA's ban of American track star Regina Jacobs for testing positive for steroids noted.
(Los Angeles: Bill Whitaker) A different perspective on performance-enhancing drugs examined. [Shot putter Adam NELSON- says there used to be a strong belief that drugs were necessary for competition; wants a level playing field.] [At Senate hearings, DEA's Joseph RANNAZZISI- says the risks of using steroids are real.] [Wisconsin Dr. Norman FOST- says regulation of steroids has increased the dangers; notes athletes have been using enhancements for thousands of years.] [World Anti-Doping Agency Dr. Gary WADLER- lists the physical damages from steroids.]
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