Why some Indian athletes can’t resist doping
As 22 junior rowers test positive for banned performance enhancing drugs, we ask why so many athletes risk their careers and lives for a podium-finish
On 22 June, The Times of India reported that 22 national-level rowing athletes had tested positive for using a banned performance enhancing drug in an international tournament last year. The rowers, all between 16 to 18 years of age, had represented the country at the Asian Junior Rowing Championship in Thailand in December 2019 and won two silver medals.
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