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A Guide to Doping's Grey Area

Friday, August 12, 2016

Before the 2016 Olympics had even begun last Friday, they were beset by doping controversies: virtually every Russian athlete appeared to be on some sort of performance enhancing drug and the World Anti-Doping Agency was revealed to be nearly as corrupt as FIFA. Not even a week into the Games, two athletes have already been 86’d over failed drug tests. Some Olympics athletes, it seems, will take just about anything that will afford them a small advantage. While they aren't banned, here's a handful of benign, bizarre, and sinister performance enhancing remedies that have been used by everyone from Olympic tennis players to sprinters to skeleton racers.

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Source: Outside Magazine