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Doping scandals can tarnish even the most impressive athletes.  The stress under which athletes operate under are extreme and with so much on the line for victory, some of the most promising athletes have been tangled in the drama of performance enhancing drugs.  

Some athletes enter the industry with naivete and initially follow the lead of other teammates or the suggestions of their coach. The uncovered stories of steroid usage is very complex and secretive but once discovered by the public, a huge sigh of disappointment tarnishes entire careers of once respected athletes.  

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Tour De France

Lance Armstrong battled cancer but now he is battling a doping scandal to his name.  Tour de France is one of the most intense races with undeniable prestige in victory.  A former teammate Floyd Landis aired out his own doping history and also detailed the complex regimen and usage of other cyclists. Lance Armstrong says, “As long as I live, I will deny it.” 

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Tour De France

Floyd Landis tested positive with unusually high levels of testosterone during Stage 17.  He was called out by officials for his doping and recently he has illuminated the audience with how common doping is in the cycling community with detailed descriptions of where to get the drugs, and sometimes blood, how the transfusions were covertly performed, and how to keep it secret and regular.

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US Track team


Marion Jones
not only took banned performance enhancing drugs but lied about it and was sentenced to 6 months in prison because of it.  Although she is a 3 time gold medal and 2 bronze medal winner at the Sydney Olympic Games at the 2000 games she had been using banned drugs from 1999 for two years.  She claims that her coach told her it was flaxseeds

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MLB

Barry Bonds has been taking a steroid called Winstrol since the beginning of 1998 and moved onto a wide variety of performance enhancing substances since then.  Bonds’ doping regimen was very calculated and systematic with plenty of calendars and folders documenting the endeavor which was uncovered by BALCO.

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MLB

Roger Clemens, was one of the most high profile athletes that got caught cheating, he was also caught lying about his doping habits.  He was indicted by the federal grand jury with “three counts of making false statements, two counts of perjury and one count of obstruction.”  

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Canadian runner 

During the 1988 Olympics, Ben Johnson set the world record time for the 100 meter sprint, making him the fastest man in the world for a moment with is 9.79 seconds record time.  He beat Carl Lewis, a strong American contender but afterwards, he tested pos