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Improving Athletic Performance

Guests: Nadine Gelberg Director, Sports Research and Entertainment Practice Harris Interactive Rochester, New York Charles Yesalis Co-author (with Virginia Cowart), The Steriods Game: An Expert's Inside Look at Anabolic Steriod Use in Sports (Human Kinetics, 1998) Professor, Exercise and Sport Science, and Health Policy and Administration The Pennsylvania State University University Park, Pennsylvania Frederick (Fritz) Hagerman Chair, Sports Medicine Commission International Federation of Rowing Associations Team physiologist U.S. Rowing Professor, Physiology Ohio University Athens, Ohio The 2000 Summer Olympics begin this week, bringing together athletes who have trained to be the swiftest and strongest in their sport. In this hour, we'll talk about what athletes can do to improve their performances--from taking performance-enhancing drugs to using the most advanced equipment. Plus, are there limits to athletic performance?

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