Vladimir Putin

Francies, Charlie

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The decline of Canada's position in international sports subsequent to 1988. What elite sport is all about: placing at the top order in international competition. Sport Canada caught in a bind with regard to anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs. An examination of this issue in terms of reality and regulation. A brief review of the history of drugs in sport. An outline of the current situation in Canada and other countries. New sanctions against steroid users and steroids in general. Random testing. The situation Canada's athletes face in international competition. Action taken by the IAAF. Testing programs and problems with them. The serious testing program in Canada. Some suggestions by the speaker as to how the drug problem in sports could be dealt with.