Most Paralympians inspire, but others cheat

September 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/9/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 6, p524
Academic Journal
The article focuses on doping cases in parasports. The author emphasizes that doping cases is rare and cites the disqualification of 11 athletes at the 2000 Paralympics in Sydney, New South Wales. He offers another example which involves the suspension of single-amputee sprinter Earle Connor after testing positive for testosterone and nandrolone. Dr. Gaetan Tardif, assistant chef de mission for Canada's Paralympic team, claims that the methods of doping are similar between the Olympics and the Paralympics. INSET: Disabled athletes suffer unique injuries.


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