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Weekend Journal (Sports: Drugs) #899216

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Jul 20, 2008
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) The performance-enhancement drug EPO examined; scenes shown of Italian cyclist Ricardo Rico, the third rider in the Tour de France to be busted in a week; details given about how EPO increases the athlete's horsepower and is difficult to detect. [Olympic Medical Commission member Don CATLIN†- says the EPO edge is huge.] [Former pro cyclist Adam BERGMAN†- recalls his EPO use to gain an advantage; notes he was stamped as a doper.] The surprise testing of athletes before the Olympic Games in Beijing, China, and a study finding that the EPO test may be flawed noted. [Mayo Clinic Michael JOYNER†- comments on the testing.]
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