Drugs in Sport

Timeline created by PeteD
  • Welsh Cyclist dies

    Overdoes on the stimulant trimethyl
  • A doggie doctor

    French physician Charles-Édouard Brown-Séquard extracts testicular fluid from dogs and guinea pigs and injects it into himself. claimes to feel years younger with renewed energy.
  • Amphetimenes invented

    Amphetimenes start to be produced
  • Steroids invented

    German scientists develops anabolic steroids as a way to treat hypogonadism -- testosterone deficiency. Wins Nobel Prize.
    In 1936 Olympics - some athletes used it
  • A war on drugs

    The British use amphetimenes to stay alert, while the Germans use anabolic steroids to increase strength and aggresiveness.
  • Eastern Bloc Dominance Begins

    THe USSR dominate the sport of powerlifting through the team's use of testosterone injections
  • Amphetimene strikes again

    Tommy Simpson has a heart attack and dies because of his amphetimene usage. while cycling in the heat up mount ventoux. This is the 3rd high profile sporting death related to amphetimenes.
  • Drugs Banned

    The IOC issue list of banned substances. Testing begins at Mexico City Olympics.
  • East German domination

    East German women swimmers win 11 of the 13 individual gold medals, setting eight world records, at the Montreal Olympics, the first to have proper drug testing. They where repotedley pumped up with steroids by their coach.
  • Cheats found out

    At the Pan American games in Caracas, Venezuela, 17 athletes test positive for anabolic steroids.
  • EPO

    EPO emerges as a way of boosting blood thickness; deaths follow in young cyclists and orienteers. Along with blood dpoing inveneted in 1972 are used inc ycling to improve performance.
  • Ben Johnson-too fast

    At the Seoul Olympics, Ben Johnson tests positive for an anabolic steroid.
  • Williams - foudn out

    Ireland's Michelle Smith wins four Olympic swimming golds at Atlanta. Found guilty of manipulating samples in 1998 and banned for four years.
  • The Festina debacle

    The Festina team are expelled from the Tour de France after trainer Willy Voet is caught with 400 vials of performance-enhancing drugs
  • World anti-doping angency created

    The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), an independent agency, is formed through the IOC.
  • tennis - drugs

    Greg Rusedski tests positive for nandrolone. He is said to be one of 44 players to have done so.
  • Marion Jones a disgraced champion

    On Dec. 12 the International Olympic Committee strips Jones of the five medals (three gold, two bronze) she won in Sydney. In October, Jones had admitted using BALCO's designer steroid "the Clear" from 2001 to '02.
  • Lance Amrstorng sripped of tials

    Lance Armstrong the 7 time winner of the Tour de FFrance is stripped by the IOC of all of his titles after a long USADA case into Amrstrong's doping came out. In the report there are numerous testimonies of other riders. INvolving a massive drug circle around the US Postal service team