Performance Enhancing Drugs and the Olympics

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about performance enhancing drugs and athletics, especially the Olympics.

What are some common banned substances for Olympic athletes?

Alcohol, marijuana, growth hormones, anabolic agents, diuretics, stimulants, beta-blockers and narcotics are all banned for Olympic athletes.

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Source: Corinne Lyons, MA, AT, CSCS, Premier Health Sports Medicine, Upper Valley Medical Center; World Anti-Doping Agency, US Anti-Doping Agency