pass timeline

Events

First death recorded

1886

The first recorded death in sport involving Arthur Linton overdoses on drugs, and he was cycilist

Marathon runner collapses

1904

Marathon runner Thomas Hicks collapses after mixing strychine with brandy.
stychine was not illegal at the time

The use of drugs in sport

1930

The use of synthesised drugs in sport such as amphetamines becomes apparent.

The USSR begins to use male hormones

1950

The USSR begins to use male hormones.
Steroids were developed in the USA. Distance athletes began to experiment with blood doping.

Oslo winter olympics

1952

At the Oslo winter Olympics speed skaters became ill after taking amphetamines

Rome olympics

1960

At the Rome Olympics Danish cyclist knut jenson collapses fracturing his skull after taking amphetamines and later dies.

Tommy simson

1967

British cyclist Tommy simson dies during the tour DE France after taking amphetamines

The ioc

1968

The ioc issues a list of banned substances in sport
Drug testing begins at mexico city olympics

Track and field athlete banned

1969

The first track and field athlete is banned after testing positive

Montreal olympics

1976

At the Montreal Olympics female east German swimmers win 11 out of 13 events, in the 1990s it is revealed they were systematically injected with steroids by their coaches

The LA Olympics

1984

At the LA Olympics, an Olympic silver ,medalist is stripped of his medal after testing positive to steroid use

EPO

1987

EPO, a synthetic drug similer in effect to blood doping.

Seoul olympics

1988

At the Seoul Olympics Ben Johnson wins 100m world record and was tested positive to anbolic roids

swimming coaches scandall

1991

Twenty former east German swimming coaches scandall

German sprinters identical result

1992

Three German sprinters submit identical result to roids

Deigo Maradona

1994

Argentinean football champion Deigo Maradona banned from fifa world cup by testing positive.