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1983 Pan American Games

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1983 Pan-American Games - Women's Team Optionals Gymnastics

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1983 Pan Ams WAG Rotation 1,2

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1983 Pan American Games 100 meter backstroke Rick Carey

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1983 Pan American Games

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Pernell Whitaker vs Angel Herrera (Pan-Am Games '83 Final)

The ninth Pan American Games were held in Caracas, Venezuela from August 14 to August 29, 1983. The games were the first major international competition to include relatively accurate steroid testing. After 15 athletes, mostly weightlifters, tested positive, many others — including 12 American track and field athletes — came down with injuries, got sick, or found other reasons to withdraw from competition and avoid the test.
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