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Dying to Win (2000)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary | Sport  -  30 March 2000 (Canada)
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The whole idea of modern athletics is to win, to be the best because at the end of that finishing line lies gold - real gold. Now that sports is part of the big business' of entertainment, ... See full summary »

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The whole idea of modern athletics is to win, to be the best because at the end of that finishing line lies gold - real gold. Now that sports is part of the big business' of entertainment, a medal can be worth millions of dollars not only to the athlete but to the athlete's sponsor and even the athlete's national sports organization. With so much at stake, the principles of fair play and "may the best man or woman win" have all but disappeared replaced by "come in first, no matter how". And if it takes cheating to win, then so be it. About thirty years ago it was discovered that one of the best ways to cheat was to be found in the pharmaceutical laboratories. Until the advent of modern chemistry, the performance enhancement choices available to athletes were pretty much limited. Now any top athlete is aware that there is a storehouse of drugs and medical tricks that they can use for "upping" their performance. Anabolic steroids, amphetamines, human growth hormone (HGH), and the ... Written by Paradigm Pictures

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