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Intentional Doping of the Worst Sort

Los Angeles Times
June 2003

"What we have uncovered appears to be intentional doping of the worst sort," USADA Chief Executive Officer Terry Madden said last month. "This is a conspiracy involving chemists, coaches and certain athletes using what they developed to be 'undetectable' designer steroids." At the very least, THG "is right up there on the creativity scale," said Steven Ungerleider, an author who wrote about the state sponsored East German doping program of a generation ago. Catlin said he doesn't know whether the steroid was designed to disintegrate in testing or whether that was simply a coincidence. Either way, after making his identification, he had more work to do.