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Canadian roller hockey player tests positive; team loses medals

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.

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Steve Vezina admits taking stimulants and steroids, costing his team a gold medal.
Medium: Television
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: Aug. 2, 1999
Guest(s): Steve Vezina
Host: Eric Sorensen
Reporter: Reg Sherren
Duration: 3:18
Footage: Pan American Sports Organization

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