Many Olympic Athletes Take Advantage of “Legal Doping” Loophole

Many Olympic athletes are taking advantage of a loophole that allows them to take a legal prescription drug that may improve their performance, but has not been banned by anti-doping authorities, NPR reports. Athletes in sports including tennis, swimming, cycling and volleyball are practicing this “legal doping.”

“If it’s not banned, athletes will use it,” said Ronald Evans, Director of the Gene Expression Laboratory at the Salk Institute and an investigator for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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