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Olympic realities

Officials say Games may never be clean

World Anti-Doping Agency director general David Howman and WADA officials John Fahey, Sarah Lewis, and Elizabeth Hunter spoke about the fight against doping in Beijing last week. World Anti-Doping Agency director general David Howman and WADA officials John Fahey, Sarah Lewis, and Elizabeth Hunter spoke about the fight against doping in Beijing last week. (Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images)
By Shira Springer
Globe Staff / August 11, 2008

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BEIJING -- Twenty years after Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson was stripped of his 100-meter Olympic gold medal because of steroid use, and dozens of doping scandals since, Olympics officials are acknowledging the Games may never be completely clean again. Leading up to competition in Beijing, dozens of athletes tested positive for banned substances or suspiciously violated testing protocols, including several ... (Full article: 1367 words)

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