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The Doping Epidemic: Now Not Just Corrupting Professional Sports

  Throughout recent years, a variety of professional sports have been mortified by the use of steroids and performance-enhancing drugs.  The certain athletes that participate in the use of these drugs are getting caught and some banned from their sport forever.  Unfortunately it is not just themselves and their sport they are hurting. The practice of doping has moved on to high school students and beyond to the general public.  This new trend started by and made popular by professional athletes has now become an epidemic. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the world’s largest anti-doping organization, was created on November 10, 1999 in Lausanne, Switzerland with the intent of ending performance-enhancing drug use in sports.  While the organization has taken on high profile athletes, such as Lance Armstrong, they have not done enough to … Read entire article »

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