Medicine: The Toughest Test for Athletes

Olympic officials are vowing to catch steroid users

Lunging across the finish line or regaining balance after a hammer throw, an athlete competing in this summer's Los Angeles Olympic Games will usually know quickly if he has won a medal.

What he may not know for a while is whether he can keep it. The reason:

Olympic officials will be on the lookout for more than 300 drugs that athletes are forbidden to use. And, in what is the toughest action to date against drug users by any athletic body, the Interna tional Olympic Committee has...

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