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How U.S. sports measure up to the 'gold standard' of testing

Updated: May 23, 2008, 11:41 AM ET
By Mark Fainaru-Wada and T.J. Quinn | ESPN.com

Nobody wants to hear that testing for performance-enhancing drugs doesn't work -- least of all the professional and amateur sports organizations that have spent the past several years answering to Congress, insisting they want their fields to be clean.

However, as BALCO and other government probes have revealed, testing athletes for performance-enhancing substances can be an inexact science. In fact, some experts will say it's practically a crapshoot.

With that, ESPN.com ...

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