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  • Public Housing as a "poorhouse"

    Public housing is being demolished under a new housing policy. However, public housing still is flawed and our continued efforts to change it have failed: We've simply created news and worse slums.
  • USOC- Drugs

    The Early Show finds that "the former Chief Anti-doping Officer of the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) claims the USOC encourages banned drug use by athletes by ignoring such use, and by ensuring a lax testing and punishment system." Gumbel, Owen and Zarpas found, among other things, that "several former athletes and coaches who are known to have used banned, performance-enhancing substances, were hired by the USOC to oversee its alleged 'anti-doping' efforts."
  • Unfair Olympic Advantage?: U.S. Olympic Committee Keeps Athletes' Drug Test Stats Top Secret

    This ABCNews.com investigation reveals "the United States Olympic Committee's (USOC) policy against athlete drug testing data it compiles annually." The reporter finds that "national Olympic bodies of other countries ... were quite open with comparable testing data" and therefore examines "a possible motive for keeping the information out of the public domain..." The story alleges that "the information might substantiate persistent criticism that ... banned drug is high among American athletes in the Olympic programs."
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    Few realize the Olympics in this country, under the United States Olympic Committee, is a creation of Congress, which establishes this nation's public policy regarding grass-roots, community sports, collegiate athletics and minority participation in these activities. This Atlanta Journal-Constitution story investigates the USOC's actual record in following public policy and finds it lacking in at least three of these areas of its mission. (Oct. 1 - 20, 1996)
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    New York Times reveals that probably more than half of Olympic athletes used steroids before the 1988 games; the medical community lacks convincing evidence to support warnings against steroid use; underground research has enabled athletes to benefit from drugs not yet known by the legitimate scientific community, Nov. 17, 1988.
  • United States Olympic Committee Budget

    Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph examines the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) by interviewing people associated with the organization, and by looking at 10 years of USOC tax records and annual audits; finds many bureaucratic and financial problems plague the USOC.