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Former Olympian David Moorcroft Recalls Doping Controversies of Games Past


Olympic medalist David Moorcroft (Photo: Wiki Commons)

The practice of doping is believed to have been at its peak during the 1970s and 80s, and back then testing for drugs was less reliable.

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Suspicions about top athletes were rampant— and a cloud remains over many of the performances of that period.

Host Aaron Schachter talks to David Moorcroft, former Olympic middle- and long-distance runner from Britain.