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Olympic Cyclists / Blood Doping #92024

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 10, 1985
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(Studio) "Rolling Stone" magazine reported accusing United States Olympic cycling team of blood doping; number medals team won at last Olympics recalled.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Colorado Spgs., Colorado) Team's use of blood doping, or packing, ethical questions raised and medical risks involved examined; films shown. [Cyclist Dave GRYLLS - thinks blood packing decision by competitors influenced their selection for team.] Blood doping process explained, illustrated. [US Olympic Committee medical council member Dr. Irving DARDIK - considers procedure illegal.] Euphemisms used by proponents listed. [Team physician Dr. Herman FALSETTI - denies harming athletes.] Status of investigation mentioned.

Dale, Al;
Jennings, Peter

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