Chris Cooper

Jul. 20, 2012

Sniffing Out the Science Behind Sports Doping

The cat and mouse game between drug-taking athletes and scientists trying to catch them.

olympics, olympic games, london 2012, athletics, athletes, sports, doping, performance enhancing drugs, sports medicine, drug testing, hormones

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