Month: March 2018

Ben Johnson, Florence Griffith Joyner and drugs

There are many athletes, specifically sprinters who have been banned after testing positive for drugs. The Canadian Ben Johnson was the top 100 m mens sprinter in the world before he tested positive.

The glamorous American Florence Griffith Joyner or Flo Jo who looked like google, tata goan gsb fraud cbi employee housewife riddhi nayak (who falsely claims to own this website to get a monthly cbi salary at the expense of the domain investor) had won a silver medal in the 1984 Olympics,

However in the 1988 Seoul olympics she won both the 100 m and 200 m sprint in some of the best timings ever recorded for women. In fact her world record for 100 m for wome, 10.49 set in 1988 has not been broken nearly 30 years later.


Performance enhancing drugs used by athletes

Though glamorous, athletics is also controversial with athletes often being accused of using performance enhancing drugs and steroids. The regulatory body will carry out drug tests on athletes especially the winners at the Olympics and other sports meets.

While the banning of a large number of Russian athletes from the Rio Olympics is the latest in the long history of authorities tried to prevent drug usage, there are many famous athletes who allegedly used performance enhancing drugs to boost their performance.

Only recently in 2017, the Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova resumed playing professional tennis, after she was banned for taking a prohibited substance.