Night Olympic Team : Fighting to Keep Drugs Out of the Game, Caroline Hatton
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Night Olympic Team : Fighting to Keep Drugs Out of the Game

Author: Caroline Hatton

Narrator: Barbara McCulloh

Unabridged: 1 hr 6 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Recorded Books

Published: 02/14/2014

Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction - Sports & Recreation - Olympics & Paralympics

Ages: 12 - UP


A team of scientists works to expose athletes who use banned drugs to win Olympic medals. Here is the true, inside story of the UCLA Olympic Laboratory - the drug-detection team that tests athletes for banned performance-enhancing drugs. The scientists worked long nights to detect a new, never-before-tested performance-enhancing drug called NESP (novel erythropoietic stimulating protein) during the 19th Winter Olympics (2002) in Salt Lake City, Utah. The group's work exposed three NESP users among the winning cross-country skiers. The drug users were stripped of their medals, which were then given to the rightful winners.

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