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Description - The Night Olympic Team by Caroline Hatton

The true, inside story of the UCLA Olympic Laboratory - the drug-detection team that tests athletes for banned performance-enhancing drugs. The team worked long nights for two weeks to detect a new, never-before-tested performance-enhancing drug called NESP (novel erythropoietic stimulating protein) during the 19th Winter Olympics (2002) in Salt Lake City, Utah. The group's work exposed three NESP users among the winning cross-country skiers. The drug users were stripped of their medals, which were then given to the rightful winners.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781590785669
ISBN-10: 1590785665
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 178mm x mm)
Pages: 56
Imprint: Boyds Mills Press
Publisher: Boyds Mills Press
Publish Date: 1-May-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Book Review: Night Olympic Team by Caroline Hatton - Reviewed by (26 Aug 2010)

"Gripping." YES Mag, the Science Magazine for Adventurous Minds (a Canadian magazine for young readers) for the full review by a Canadian boy, go to:

"...A scientific thriller." Scripps News

"A good primer... about the use of performance-enhancing drugs. ... Seeks to inform kids about the mental, ethical, and physical perils of doping." Chicago Tribune

"Outstanding.” Library Media Connection

"A unique perspective."

"Readers will certainly understand one of the more complicated subtexts of the upcoming Olympics much better after spending some time with this… readable offering.” Kirkus Reviews

"Fair-minded and kid-friendly.” School Library Journal

Author Biography - Caroline Hatton

Caroline Hatton was born in Normandy to Vietnamese immigrants and grew up in Paris. She has a pharmacist degree from the University of Paris and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California at Los Angeles. She worked as the Associate Director of the UCLA Olympic Laboratory for a decade and a half, testing athletes for performance-enhancing drugs.

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