In January of 2008 the IHSA implemented a plan to randomly test high school athletes for steroid and other performance-enhancing dietary supplements. This is done for teams and individual athletes who qualify to the state finals in their respective sports. (A little different than my suggestions in my most recent piece Patriot Ledger Takes A "Steroid" Testing Poll: Should High School Athletes Be Tested For Steroids?)
The purpose of this testing program is to deter steroid and performance-enhancing supplement use by high school athletes. The IHSA steroid testing policy is HERE.
This purpose raises two immediate questions that I would like to open up for visitors to answer using the following polls. Comments are also welcomed.