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Beckie Scott gets her gold medal

From stimulants to steroids, growth hormones and even gene therapy, high-performance athletes routinely risk everything in their quest for gold. Canada has had its share of drug headlines, from disgraced Pan Am weightlifters to the Ben Johnson scandal and the Dubin Inquiry. In recent years, Canadian scientists, athletes and officials have been first out of the blocks in the race to keep sports safe and fair.

More than two years after finishing behind two doped skiers, gold.

Medium: Television
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: June 25, 2004
Guest(s): Michael Chambers, Dick Pound, Beckie Scott
Host: Diana Swain
Reporter: Alan Waterman
Duration: 1:56
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Last updated: May 15, 2012

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