The first recorded death in sport involving Arthur Linton overdoses on drugs, and he was cycilist
Marathon runner Thomas Hicks collapses after mixing strychine with brandy.
stychine was not illegal at the time
The use of synthesised drugs in sport such as amphetamines becomes apparent.
The USSR begins to use male hormones.
Steroids were developed in the USA. Distance athletes began to experiment with blood doping.
At the Oslo winter Olympics speed skaters became ill after taking amphetamines
At the Rome Olympics Danish cyclist knut jenson collapses fracturing his skull after taking amphetamines and later dies.
British cyclist Tommy simson dies during the tour DE France after taking amphetamines
The ioc issues a list of banned substances in sport
Drug testing begins at mexico city olympics
The first track and field athlete is banned after testing positive
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
At the LA Olympics, an Olympic silver ,medalist is stripped of his medal after testing positive to steroid use
EPO, a synthetic drug similer in effect to blood doping.
At the Seoul Olympics Ben Johnson wins 100m world record and was tested positive to anbolic roids
Twenty former east German swimming coaches scandall
Three German sprinters submit identical result to roids
Argentinean football champion Deigo Maradona banned from fifa world cup by testing positive.