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April 17, 2005

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The dangers of amphetamines in sports have been recognized since Danish cyclist Knut Jensen died during a road race in the 1960 Olympics in Rome and British cyclist Tommy Simpson died in the 1967 Tour de France, both while using the stimulants. The deaths prompted the International Olympic Committee to begin testing athletes for drugs before the 1968 Games in ... (Full article: 815 words)

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