This is super interesting. I've heard the rumors of drug usage by Athletics West athletes for years and knew coach/physio Dick Brown was an influential figure. So when I read in the other thread from RW that Suzy Favor Hamilton says former AW coach Dick Brown told her she didn't need to dope I found that interesting. What I didn't know was the Dick Brown has publicly admitted that AW athletes were on roids which I found out after I googled "Dick Brown Athletics West doping." The AP writes "(Brown said) Athletics West did not pay for performance-enhancing steroids but encouraged those using them to be monitored by doctors. The doctors' bills were paid by Athletics West's insurance provider Brown said."
"4. She asked a coach whether she should be using performance-enhancing drugs. The coach told her not to.
After Favor Hamilton didn't perform well at the 1996 Olympics, she met with Dick Brown, her coach in Eugene, Oregon, and asked, â€œAm I missing the boat here? Should I be using drugs?â€ He was adamant that she was talented enough to win without them. Later Favor Hamilton describes how offended she was when a meet promoter pulled her aside and told her, â€œYou have to win and to do that, you know what you have to do,â€ implying that drugs would help her. And Favor Hamilton mentions Regina Jacobs, her rival, writing: â€œI cannot say I was surprised when she tested positive for steroid use in 2003, validating my long-held suspicions.â€
Now the article on Brown
The AP writes "(Brown said) Athletics West did not pay for performance-enhancing steroids but encouraged those using them to be monitored by doctors. The doctors' bills were paid by Athletics West's insurance provider Brown said."
plus the article says the Nike tell-all book, not Brown said two athletes tried blood doping.