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Has Doping Harmed Athletic Performance?

Has performance increased since the introduction of systematic doping?

Has performance increased since the introduction of systematic doping? Credit: urfinguss/iStock

By Aaron Hermann

An investigation of sporting performance over the past 125 years throws into doubt the assumption that doping improves athletic performance. Could it even have jeopardised it?

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