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Interview with Laura Deas
Benji Hyer sits down with Laura Deas, one of Britain’s best skeleton racers, about Clean Sport Week and doping in sports.
Benji Hyer
Published 28 May 2019
Laura Deas

Benji Hyer’s Sunday radio show on W!ZARD Radio Station marked the end of Clean Sport Week – a campaign which celebrates athletes and their successes, whilst promoting the work of anti-doping agencies.

Doping is the act of taking drugs to enhance one’s sporting performance. It is against the rules and most of the substances used to dope are banned by the UK Anti-Doping Agency.

In the past few weeks, former professional cyclist Lance Armstrong admitted that he “wouldn’t change a thing” about the doping that helped him win, and then subsequently saw him stripped of, seven Tour de France titles between 1999-2005. He acknowledged “it was a mistake” by claimed he “learned a lot” and “wouldn’t change the way” he acted.

On the show, Benji Hyer spoke to Laura Deas, one of Britain’s best skeleton racers. She won bronze at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea and is also a member of the UK Anti-Doping Athlete Commission.

Listen to the full interview below.

Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.

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