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« on: 13/07/2008 18:06:20 »
We're going for gold on this week's Olympian Naked Scientists, by discovering the sporty science of performance enhancement. We find out how drugs can help boost an athlete's performance, and how the testing labs are hot on their heels! We also explore how altitude training and hi-tech trainers can power athletes past their personal bests. Plus, a stem cell cure for muscular dystrophy, flies with flu and how a rubber Anaconda could generate energy from waves. And in Kitchen Science, we find out how to get the biggest bounce from two balls!
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« Reply #1 on: 15/07/2008 23:32:39 »
When was the last olympics to be drug free?
 

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« Reply #2 on: 16/07/2008 00:29:13 »
Has there EVER been a drug-free olympics? Since pre-history people have been using substances since they could walk let alone run!

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« Reply #3 on: 16/07/2008 00:50:51 »
Has there EVER been a drug-free olympics?

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That was going to be my question, I suppose the answer is "NO" then.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 16/07/2008 09:49:24 »
I think it gets really hard to answer, because what do you call a drug?
 

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« Reply #5 on: 17/07/2008 00:18:53 »
OK. When were the last olymics that were free from manufactured performance enhancing drugs?
 

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« Reply #6 on: 17/07/2008 23:32:53 »
Pass! Anyone know?
 

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« Reply #7 on: 18/07/2008 13:51:45 »
Is it possible to work backwards? Does anyone know the last Olympics when someone was not caught using performance enhancing drugs?
 

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