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Sports / Football, Steroids, Deaths #90508

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jun 24, 1984
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(Studio) Philadelphia Stars-New Jersey Gens. USFL game reported; performances of individual players (named in report) noted. Films shown. United States Olympics track and field trials noted continuing. "Death in the Locker Room", by Bob Goldman, examining use of steroids by athletes examined; Goldman's background noted. [GOLDMAN - explains interest in dangers of steroids.] Steroid scandals at last year's Pan American games recalled. [GOLDMAN - notes inability of athletes using steroids to pass tests necessary for competition in Olympics.] [Author and weightlifter Terry TODD - believes medals are feasible for those not using steroids in weightlifting competitions.] Probable use of human growth hormones (HGH) by Olympic contenders considered. [GOLDMAN - notes HGH is latest popular drug; cites its expense as possible deterrent factor for most competitors.] [TODD - questions HGH's impact on body.] [GOLDMAN - responds; believes USSR and East Germany boycotted summer Olympics due to their inability to pass drug tests.] [Powerlifting champion Jan TODD, Terry TODD - discuss steroids' impact on spirit of competition.] Hurdler Edwin Moses' opposition to steroids mentioned. [Terry TODD, GOLDMAN - comment.] Results of Goldman's survey of intl. athletes on drug use outlined. Deaths of Dolphins player David Overstreet and NHL president Clarence Campbell reported; details given. Campbell recalled lawyer at Nuremburg trials.
REPORTER: Dick Schaap

Schaap, Dick

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