Series 3Unknown - 2012
In this episode, Dr. John Marsden tests claims that caffeine improves stamina by about five percent and asks why it is not on the banned list for the Athens Olympics. Dr. Marsden also meets people with different attitudes about the use of drugs and supplements in competitive sports. For example, Chris has been taking steroids to help build his muscles for so long that he's seen both the good and bad effects. A hockey team experiments to see if creatine can produce an athlete's body without hard work. Mark Richardson, 400-meter sprinter and Olympic silver medalist, tells how he convinced the sport's authorities that his positive test result for the banned steroid nandrolone came from dietary supplements.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c2004
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (28 min.) :,sd., col