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Silken Laumann tests positive

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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Canadian rower defends her simple mistake at the 1995 Pan Am Games.

Medium: Television
Program: CBC Television News
Broadcast Date: March 23, 1995
Guest: Silken Laumann
Reporter: Havard Gould
Duration: 2:12
Footage: Pan American Sports Organization

Last updated: February 6, 2014

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