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Enhanced Performances

Juicing through the years.

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Major League Baseball’s Mitchell Report fingered about 70 ballplayers (including Yankees Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte and recent Met Paul Lo Duca) as users, further bulging the list of juiced-up jocks. Here’s a look back at their forebears in the illustrious history of drug-enhanced athletic achievement.


MARION JONES
Sprinter, USA
Triumph: Won five medals (three gold) at 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Allegation: Steroids.
Revelation: Admitted lying about drug use, October 2007.
Penalty: Stripped of medals, December 2007.


ALEXANDER VINOKOUROV
Cyclist, Kazakhstan
Triumph: Won two stages of Tour de France, 2007.
Allegation: Blood doping.
Revelation: Failed test after a time trial.
Penalty: Suspended from team, quit tour.


SHAWNE MERRIMAN
Linebacker, San Diego Chargers
Triumph: NFL defensive rookie of the year, 2005.
Allegation: Steroids.
Revelation: Failed random drug test, October 2006.
Penalty: Suspended for four games but allowed to play in 2006 Pro Bowl.


FLOYD LANDIS
Cyclist, USA
Triumph: Won tour de France, 2006
Allegation: Steroids.
Revelation: Failed drug test after win.
Penalty: Stripped of title, on appeal.


BARRY BONDS
Baseball player, San Francisco Giants
Triumph: Broke Hank Aaron’s home-run record, 2007.
Allegation: Steroids.
Revelation: S.F. Chronicle reported his grand-jury testimony in balco steroids case, 2004.
Penalty: None yet. But Marc Ecko bought his 756th-home-run ball and stamped an asterisk on it.


ROSS REBAGLIATI
Snowboarder, Canada
Triumph: Gold medal in men’s giant slalom at 1998 Nagano Olympics.
Allegation: Marijuana.
Revelation: Failed drug test after win; he blamed secondhand smoke.
Penalty: IOC threatened to strip his medal, relented.


HULK HOGAN
Pro wrestler, WWE
Triumph: Fifteen-time heavyweight world champion.
Allegation: Steroids.
Revelation: Admitted fourteen years of use at WWF honcho Vince McMahon’s drug-dealing trial, July 1994. (McMahon was acquitted.)
Penalty: None, except baldness.


BEN JOHNSON
Sprinter, Canada
Triumph: Gold medal in 100 meters at 1988 Seoul Olympics, setting world record.
Allegation: Steroids.
Revelation: Failed drug test after win.
Penalty: Stripped of medal, record.

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