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64,549.  ‘No, he’s a gambler.’  Gatsby hesitated, then added cooly: ‘He's the man who fixed the World Series back in 1919.’

 

‘Fixed the World Series?’ I repeated.

 

The idea staggered me.  I remembered, of course, that the World Series had been fixed in 1919, but if I had thought of it at all I would have thought of it as something that merely happened, the end of an inevitable chain.  It never occurred to me that one man could start to play with the faith of fifty million people – with the singlemindedness of a burglar blowing a safe.  (Baseball & Gambling & Cheat & Fix & Doping/Cheating in Sport)  F Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

 

 

64,827.  I have been dealing with claims that I cheated and had an unfair advantage in winning my seven Tours since 1999.  (Advantage & Cheat & Cycling & Claim & Bicycle & Doping/Cheating in Sport)  Lance Armstrong

 

 

123,874.  Hicks [1904 Olympic marathon] was ‘kept in mechanical action by the use of drugs that he might bring to America the marathon honours’.  (Doping/Cheating in Sport & Olympics)  Mark Johnson, lecture UCTV 2016, ‘Spitting in the Soup: Inside the Dirty Game of Doping in Sports’

 

123,875.  ‘The marathon race, from a medical standpoint, demonstrated that drugs are of much benefit to athletes along the road.’  (Doping/Cheating in Sport & Olympics)  ibid.  Dr Charles Lucan 1905  

 

123,876.  ‘The use of a substance or device which improves the physical performance of a man without being injurious to his health can hardly be unethical.’  (Doping/Cheating in Sport & Olympics)  ibid.  Dr Peter Karpovitch 1941

 

123,877.  Endurance athletes immediately took to speed.  (Doping/Cheating in Sport & Olympics)  ibid.

 

123,878.  To take drugs to do their job was absolutely expected.  (Doping/Cheating in Sport & Olympics)  ibid.

 

123,879.  We [US] didn’t even create an anti-doping agency until the year 2000.  (Doping/Cheating in Sport & Olympics)  ibid.

 

123,880.  23 June 1969 Sports Illustrated front cover: Drugs: A Threat to Sport.  (Doping/Cheating in Sport & Olympics)  ibid. 

 

123,881.  Munich Olympics 1972: The East Germans saw this as a real opportunity.  (Doping/Cheating in Sport & Olympics)  ibid.  

 

123,882.  East Germany’s State Plan Subject 14.25: ‘Just like mission control when an astronaut is sent into space.’  (Doping/Cheating in Sport & Olympics)  ibid.  Kurt Tittel, GDR Sports Medicine Director New York Times 1976

 

123,883.  East Germany: 1,500 sports science researchers; 1,000 doctors; 4,700 coaches; 3,000 Stasi agents; 2 million annual doses.  (Doping/Cheating in Sport & Olympics)  ibid.  

 

123,885.  UCLA lab: 86 Americans positive in pre-Games tests.  (Doping/Cheating in Sport & Olympics)  ibid.  

 

123,886.  20 American medal winners in Los Angeles had actually tested positive but they never were busted because the spreadsheet went missing.  (Doping/Cheating in Sport & Olympics)  ibid.

 

123,887.  The state of fair play and purity is a complete fabrication of the Olympic founders.  (Doping/Cheating in Sport & Olympics)  ibid.

 

123,888.  Sports doping: group achievement, not solitary delinquency.  (Doping/Cheating in Sport & Olympics)  ibid.

 

 

123,889.  It’s the dirty secret of pro sports: the police investigations, drug rings, tragic death.  It’s the problem team doctors don’t want to face … the untold story of prescription drug addiction and pro sports.  (Doping/Cheating in Sport & American Football)  The Fifth Estate: The Pain Game: Drugs, Doctors and Pro Sports, CBC News 2015

 

123,890.  Pro football is a collision sport with injuries, pain killers and pressures on team doctors to match.  (Doping/Cheating in Sport & American Football)  ibid.  

 

123,891.  The recent raids of three NFL teams by agents of the US drug enforcement administration were part of a DEA investigation into the abuse of prescription medication in pro football.  (Doping/Cheating in Sport & American Football)  ibid.

 

 

17,544.  Chicago in the early twentieth century was already one of the most corrupt cities in the United States.  One classic example of this was the 1919 World Series Baseball, when a New York gangsta Arnold Rothstein bribed the Chicago White Sox to lose.  Police and politicians all took bribes.  (Gangs US: Chicago & Mafia: US & Murder Cases: Capone & Chicago & Baseball & Cheat & Bribery & Doping/Cheating in Sport)  The Story of Al Capone

 

 

64,529.  Explosive Book Rocks Baseball: Steroid Firestorm: Who used performance drugs; how and where they did it; what they say about it now: Fury Over Canseco Revelations.  (Baseball & Steroids & Cheat & Doping/Cheating in Sport)  Daily News February 2005

 

 

64,530.  Report to the Commissioner of Baseball of an Independent Investigation into the Illegal Use of Steroids and Other Performance Enhancing Substances by Players in Major League Baseball.  (Baseball & Steroids & Cheat & Doping/Cheating in Sport)  George Mitchell, December 2007

 

 

64,560.  Everybody that I know in the game of baseball uses the same stuff I use.  (Baseball & Steroid & Cheat & Doping/Cheating in Sport)  Mark McGwire

 

 

89,790.  The only reason I took steroids was for my health purposes.  I did not take steroids to get any gain for any strength purposes.  (Baseball & Steroids & Cheat & Doping/Cheating in Sport)  Mark McGwire

 

 

89,792.  Performance-enhancing drugs are an illusion.  I wish I had never gotten involved with steroids.  It was wrong.  It was stupid.  (Baseball & Steroids & Cheat & Doping/Cheating in Sport)  Mark McGwire

 

 

89,794.  The steroids I did were on a very, very low dosage.  I didn’t want to take a lot of that.  I didn’t want to look like Arnold Schwarzenegger or Lou Ferrigno.  (Baseball & Steroids & Doping/Cheating in Sport & Cheat)  Mark McGwire

 

 

64,682.  Canseco and others had transformed their bodies by taking heavy doses of anabolic steroids.  (Baseball & Steroids & Cheat & Doping/Cheating in Sport)  Ken Burns, Baseball: The Tenth Inning I, PBS 1994

 

64,683.  Professional baseball players were free to take whatever they wanted.  (Baseball & Steroids & Doping/Cheating in Sport)  ibid. 

 

 

64,700.  Steroid-inflated home run records had replaced day to day heroics.  (Baseball & Steroids & Cheat & Doping/Cheating in Sport)  Ken Burns, Baseball: The Tenth Inning III

 

 

64,712.  The game’s steroid problems hit the front pages and airwaves once again.  (Baseball & Steroids & Cheat & Doping/Cheating in Sport)  Ken Burns, Baseball: Tenth Inning IV  

 

64,713.  Bonds testified that he had taken steroids inadvertently.  (Baseball & Steroids & Cheat & Doping/Cheating in Sport)  ibid.

 

64,714.  Bonds had become the symbol of the steroids era.  Barry Bonds finished 2007 with 762 career home runs.  (Baseball & Steroids & Cheat & Doping/Cheating in Sport)  ibid.

 

64,715.  Although 89 players were named, the most sensational section of the report was devoted to allegations of extensive doping by the most successful pitcher of the last fifteen years, Roger Clemens.  (Baseball & Steroids & Cheat & Doping/Cheating in Sport)  ibid.

 

64,716.  Some of the greatest stars in the game would also be exposed.  (Baseball & Steroids & Cheat & Doping/Cheating in Sport)  ibid.

 

 

84,081.  I’ve just been handed a piece of paper here that if it’s right it’ll be the most dramatic story out of these Olympics or perhaps any others.  (Olympics & Steroids & Cheat & Doping/Cheating in Sport)  Desmond Lynum, BBC presenter, re Ben Johnson

 

 

84,082.  Sooner or later your ability to succeed on natural talent runs out when you run against the chemical barrier.  The question became do you take drugs and try to win, or do you content yourself with losing for ever by staying away from them?  (Olympics & Steroids & Cheat & Doping/Cheating in Sport)  Charlie Francis, Ben Johnson’s coach

 

 

64,262.  The urine sample of Ben Johnson, Canada, Athletics 100 metre, collected on Saturday 24th September 1988, was found to contain the metabolic of a banned substance namely Stanozolol.  (Athletics & Olympics & Steroids & Cheat & Doping/Cheating in Sport & Urine)  Olympic doping committee televised announcement

 

 

84,083.  In 1988 Ben Johnson failed a drug test at the Olympic games in Seoul.  Just forty-eight hours earlier he had set a new world record in the 100m, won the gold medal and defeated his arch-rival Carl Lewis.  In the years after Seoul six of the eight finalists have been implicated in some form of controversy involving performance-enhancing drugs.  And Johnson has long believed he was the fall-guy in a sport where steroid use was endemic.  (Olympics & Steroids & Cheat & Doping/Cheating in Sport)  The Race that Shocked the World, BBC 2012

 

84,084.  1984 Los Angeles: No athlete was going for greater glory than Carl Lewis.  (Olympics & Steroids & Cheat & Doping/Cheating in Sport)  ibid.

 

84,085.  Not only had results gone missing, but there was now a new substance on the scene: it wasn’t detectable at all.  (Olympics & Steroids & Cheat & Doping/Cheating in Sport)  ibid.

 

84,086.  Johnson needed to increase his speed endurance to compete with Lewis.  (Olympics & Steroids & Cheat & Doping/Cheating in Sport)  ibid.

 

84,087.  The drugs took twenty-eight days to clear the body.  And with no out-of-competition testing, avoiding a positive test required nothing more than looking at a calendar.  (Olympics & Steroids & Cheat & Doping/Cheating in Sport)  ibid.

 

84,088.  Zurich 1986: for the first time in nine races Carl Lewis had been beaten by Ben Johnson.  (Olympics & Steroids & Cheat & Doping/Cheating in Sport)  ibid.

 

84,089.  Rome 1987 World Championships: 9.83 seconds.  (Olympics & Steroids & Cheat & Doping/Cheating in Sport)  ibid.

 

84,090.  Just four months before the Olympics Johnson pulled a hamstring.  (Olympics & Steroids & Cheat & Doping/Cheating in Sport)  ibid.

 

84,091.  Four weeks before the Olympics Lewis and Johnson locked horns again in Zurich.  (Olympics & Steroids & Cheat & Doping/Cheating in Sport)  ibid.

 

84,092.  At the 1988 US Olympic trials Carl Lewis tested positive for three banned stimulants.  This was not made public.  (Olympics & Steroids & Cheat & Doping/Cheating in Sport)  ibid.

 

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