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TOP 10 STEROID NEWS ARTICLES OF 2004
The subject of anabolic steroids was a very popular news topic in the year 2004. This was in large part due to the BALCO drugs-in-sport scandal, leaked grand jury testimony from Barry Bonds, Jason Giambi et al, and the passage of the Anabolic Steroids Control Act of 2004. As was to be expected, the media largely condemned and demonized steroids. However, there were a few newspapers and journalists who covered the issue of steroid use more objectively by offering different perspectives. So, as we close out 2004, MESO-Rx would like to highlight the top 10 news articles of the year in 2004:
1. This Is Your Nation on Steroids - Why does a performance-enhanced society scorn performance-enhanced athletes? by James Poniewozik, TIME Magazine
2. Let's get real about sports and steroids by Joan Ryan, San Francisco Chronicle
3. Good Sport, Bad Sport by Julian Savulescu and Bennett Foddy, The Age, Australiahttp://www.theage.com.au/news/Science/Good-sport-bad-sport/2004/08/02/1091432108050.html
4. Are steroids as bad as we think they are? By Drake Bennett, Boston Globe
5. Critics overreact to use of steroids by Norman Fost, Detroit Newshttp://www.detnews.com/2004/editorial/0404/02/a09-110220.htm
6. What's Wrong with Players on Steroids? by John R Lott, Jr. and Sonya D Jones, NY Post
7. Just Say Yes to Performance-enhancing Drugs By Simon Smith, Betterhumans.comhttp://www.betterhumans.com/Features/Columns/Forward_Thinking/column.aspx?articleID=2004-01-26-1
8. Bush on Steroids - Why Must Sports Be Drug-Free? by Jacob Sullum, Reason Magazinehttp://www.reason.com/sullum/012304.shtml
9. Performance Drugs Outrun The Olympics by Matthew Herper, Forbes.com
10. Drugs and the Olympics, The Economist