Laboratory technician at the Drug Control Centre, King's College, London, 2000.
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A laboratory technician preparing a radioactive sample for drug analysis. Photograph taken for the 'Sydney 2000: Drugs Olympics?' exhibition held at the Science Museum, London, between June 2000 and February 2001. The exhibition was designed to investigate the undercover world of drugs in sport. 'What drives athletes to take new drugs? Athletes who cheat today are taking new types of wonder drugs that are increasingly difficult to detect. Will tests be in place in time for Sydney 2000?'