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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 - March 2002 The Salt Lake City Olympics

Despite the controversies, the judging scandals, the doping revelations and the usual politics of an Olympic Games, the Salt Lake City Games have been referred to as the "feel-good games", for Canada especially. Winning a record number of medals – in particular gold medals in hockey for both women and men – Canadian athletes demonstrated remarkable achievement. In retrospect, these ...
  • 2002
  • 00:15:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2002

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News in Review - April 1999 Olympic Corruption: Cleaning up the IOC

The loss of faith in an international institution and the loss of face and credibility on the part of the IOC are key issues in this story. For many Canadians, it has been particularly troubling watching Toronto's bid for the 2008 Olympics fade in light of mounting evidence of wide-scale corruption in the site selection process and the growing conviction ...
  • 1999
  • 00:12:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1999

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