Doping: The New Normal?

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

 The helmet Alex Rodriguez wore when he hit his 500th career home run on Aug. 4, 2007. The helmet Alex Rodriguez wore when he hit his 500th career home run on Aug. 4, 2007. (Courtesy of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

The Olympics, the Tour de France, international athletes and Americans, professionals and amateurs — regardless of the sport, regardless of the nationality, lately, it seems we can’t go more than a few months, or even weeks, between doping scandals.

The latest story centers on a clinic in Miami that allegedly sold performance enhancing drugs to several high-profile professional baseball players, including Yankees player Alex Rodriguez, who denied the charges in a statement yesterday.

Has doping always been this prevalent in athletics? Is it just easier to uncover now? Or is doping simply becoming the norm?

Dr. Harvey Shapiro is a physician, medical correspondent, and former doping control officer for the Olympics.

Guests:

Dr. Harvey Shapiro

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer

Comments [1]

Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

Doping: The new normal.

Jan. 30 2013 01:46 PM

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