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The Fifth Estate The Pain Game: Drugs, Doctors and Pro Sports Classroom Favourites

It's no secret that professional sports is big business, but as this investigation by The Fifth Estate reveals, the pressures put on some team doctors to nurse high-priced star players back to health is leading to the over-prescription of drugs and ultimately harming the athletes.
  • 2015
  • 00:41:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/03/2015

News in Review - October 2012 Lance Armstrong: Hero or Villain ?

The defiant cyclist stepped to the podium at the World Cancer Congress in Montreal and told the 2,000 dignitaries gathered before him, “My name is Lance Armstrong. I am a cancer survivor. I’m a father of five. And yes, I won the Tour de France seven times.” (Associated Press, August 29, 2012) This marked the first public appearance by Armstrong ...
  • 2012
  • 00:16:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2012

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News in Review - November 2000 The Sydney Olympics: Re-assessing the Costs

Despite the usual controversies, drug scandals and the inevitable political issues, the 2000 Sydney Games embodied the spirit and sportsmanship of what we refer to as "true Olympians". This report also looks at the return on the investment that a nation receives in terms of its athletes' performances as indicated by the number of medals won at the Games. For ...
  • 2000
  • 00:14:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2000

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