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Horizon. Series 52, Episode 12, Sports doping : winning at any cost?

Author: Penny Palmer; Xand van Tulleken; BBC Worldwide Ltd.,
Publisher: London, England : BBC Worldwide, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Our sporting heroes do things with their bodies that are almost superhuman. But how many of them reach these heights illegally? As sport continues to hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons, Horizon investigates the controversial world of doping. Discover the extraordinary ways professional cheaters avoid detection, and meet the amateur athletes destroying their bodies in pursuit of perfection. Presenter Xand  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Penny Palmer; Xand van Tulleken; BBC Worldwide Ltd.,
OCLC Number: 1084960854
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Title from resource description page (viewed January 29, 2019).
Performer(s): Presented by Xand van Tulleken.
Description: 1 online resource (52 minutes)
Responsibility: [produced and directed by Penny Palmer].

Abstract:

Our sporting heroes do things with their bodies that are almost superhuman. But how many of them reach these heights illegally? As sport continues to hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons, Horizon investigates the controversial world of doping. Discover the extraordinary ways professional cheaters avoid detection, and meet the amateur athletes destroying their bodies in pursuit of perfection. Presenter Xand van Tulleken undergoes a unique experiment in endurance with his twin brother Chris, and interviews Tim Montgomery – once the fastest man in the world – to find out why many sportspeople risk their health to win.

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