Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Olympics, Steroids, Cheating
Olympic Games; Anabolic steroids
As has been the custom over the last several decades the Olympic games, and the trials, were plagued by drug scandals and disqualifications. Throw in a few accusations of illegal substance use and you have the international athletics scene in a nutshell. Three British athletes were sent home for drug violations which occurred before the games, a Chinese woman volleyball player and a Russian woman marathon runner were disqualified for use of stimulants, two Americans, a male hammer thrower and a female shot putter were disqualified for use of anabolic steroids, and countless others were disqualified before the games began. Last year 34 athletes were disciplined for drug violations, and the year before the number was 28.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "The Olympics and Performance Enhancement" (1992). On Sport and Society. 245.