scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 870
Deaths of Italian footballers fuel doping fears AN Italian judge is investigating the suspicious death of 70 football stars amid fears that drugs their clubs gave them may have triggered their fatal illnesses Mr Raffaele Guariniello a magistrate in Turin is probing the unusually high incidence of cancer leukaemia and a rare disease of the nervous system among players who have appeared for top clubs such as Juventus Roma and Milan Out of 400 deaths since 1960 we are investigating 70 suspicious ones said Guariniello who is researching the records of 24000 professional Italian players between 1960 and 1996 Many more players are dying of these diseases than members of the public The judge believes the consumption of doping-style substances by players with or without their knowledge is a possible explanation He began interviewing former players trainers and relatives in 1999 after several widows approached him for help Fears have been raised that footballers in Britain could be suffering from similar diseases If it is true that theres a proved link between drug misuse and football it would have implications for our efforts to keep sport here drug-free said Mr Michele Verroken the anti-doping chief of the UK Sports Council who is writing to the football authorities drawing attention to the evidence emerging in Italy Mr Verroken said there were parallels between the diseases afflicting Italian players and those suffered by athletes in East Germany who were secretly drugged by the communist authorities It is not clear what the levels of knowledge about possible side-effects of these drugs were Stasi files released after the event showed the health dangers to sportsmen who take drugs We learnt that the regimes of steroid administration caused severe health problems -- including it appears premature death -- among runners swimmers and other athletes in the seventies and eighties A number of top British and Irish players such as Ian Rush Liam
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA