The Dark Side of Track Part 3- Anti-Steroid Hypocrisy

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Many of the most recent drug busts and accusations have been to those who most vehemently denied, AND EVEN SPOKE OUT AGAINST, the use of PEDs in sport: Marion Jones? Justin Gatlin? Mo Greene?

Were these athletes just trying to clear a guilty conscience? Were they forced in to the PR work by their managers or national governing bodies? Perhaps they were trying to keep their future / potential rivals at bay by giving them the false hope that they could be world beaters without drugs? Who knows, but it certainly does make for some interesting sport ethics and psychology analysis. Or perhaps Charlie Francis was right when he said that the irony of being a vocal anti-steroid proponent in track is that you may have to take steroids to become prominent enough to get that platform in the first place.
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