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Jul 14, 2019

In this episode, we switch the discussion to a new sport and interview Jonathan Coyles, the VP of Drug, Health & Safety Programs at Major League Baseball (MLB).

In the early 2000s, the BALCO Scandal implicated a host of MLB athletes which led to a congressional investigation into performance-enhancing drug (PED) use in baseball by Senator George Mitchell. 

Senator Mitchell's investigation produced a 409-page report informally known as the Mitchell Report. The Mitchell Report detailed illegal use of steroids and other performance enhancing drugs by players in Major League Baseball. It also put forward a list of recommendations regarding the handling of past drug use and future prevention practices.

From this report, MLB created Jonathan Coyles role, and he now oversees the league's PED prevention program in coordination with an outside party and the players union. In this interview, we talk about the actions MLB has taken to prevent PED use including its drug-testing and investigative practices and its support for the Partnership for Clean Competition (PCC). 

You will be surprised and encouraged to hear about the actions Major League Baseball has taken to promote clean sport.