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Tennis and Performance-Enhancing Drugs

Performance-enhancing drugs, known commonly as PEDs and referred to colloquially as “steroids” (because anabolic steroids are some of the most common performance-enhancing drugs, and the ones that first brought about the bans on performance-enhancing drugs in sports), have been around in various sports for years—having been acknowledged internationally as a problem in sports since the 1960s or before and banned by the Olympics since the early 1970s. Despite their ban in most sports, the illegality of many of them, and the health risks they are often associated with, they continue to be a problem in a wide variety of sports. In tennis, the use of performance-enhancing drugs is potentially becoming a serious problem, though it has not gained the level of scandal and attention that ...

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