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Stephan Fatsis on Sports: Doping Scandal Hits Track

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Stephan Fatsis on Sports: Doping Scandal Hits Track

Stephan Fatsis on Sports: Doping Scandal Hits Track

Stephan Fatsis on Sports: Doping Scandal Hits Track

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NPR's Michele Norris talks with Wall Street Journal sports writer Stefan Fatsis about investigations into the use of illegal performance-enhancing drugs among U.S. track and field athletes. This week, sprinter Kelli White had to return two gold medals she won at last year's Track and Field World Championships after confessing to using banned substances. As U.S. Olympic trials approach, there is increased scrutiny of athletes who fear they could be banned — even if they pass drug tests. The anti-doping agency says they are not bound by test results, since some substances are currently not detectable.