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Illegal Steroid Probe Uncovers 80 New Zealand Athletes Who Are Allegedly Doping

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 11 / 17

An investigation into illegal steroids "uncovered alleged widespread cheating in New Zealand sport," with up to 80 athletes allegedly caught up in a doping investigation, according to Dylan Cleaver of the NEW ZEALAND HERALD. The scope and results of the investigation are unprecedented and have the "...

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