Letter: Fifty years of drugs in sport

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SOME readers will remember 'The Truth about Wilson' in the Hotspur of the 1940s. He was befriended by a hermit on Ampleforth Moor who showed him how to brew an elixir that reduced his pulse to one a minute. He went on to run 100 yards in six seconds, to throw the discus out of the stadium and the javelin out of sight. All of this after decimating a Panzer division and swimming home.

Do the authorities distinguish between drugs and elixirs? I think we should be told.

Brian Woodall

Ayr

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