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Events

First Recorded Death

1886

The first recorded death in sport involving drug use Cyclist Arthur Linton overdoses on trimeffy (at the time though, doping was not illegal)

Marathon Runner

1904

Marathon Runner Thomas Hicks collapse after mixing strychrine with brandy (similarity, stychrine, was not illegal at the time)

Use of Synthesized

1930 - 1939

The use of synthesized drugs in sport, such as amphetamines becomes apparent

USSR Begins

1950 - 1959

The USSR begins to use male hormones
Steroids are developed USA
Distance athletes begin to experiment with blood doping

Osio Winter Olympics

1952

At the Osio Winter Olympics, speed skaters became ill after taking amphetamines.

British Cyclist

1967

British cyclist Tommy simpson dies during the Tour de Frame after taking amphetamines.

British Cyclist

1967

British cyclist Tommy simpson dies during the Tour de Frame after taking amphetamines.

British Cyclist

1967

British cyclist Tommy simpson dies during the Tour de Frame after taking amphetamines.

Los Angeles Olympics

1984

At the Los Angeles Olympics, an Olympic an Olympic silver medalist is stripped of their medal after testing positive to steroid use.

EOP

1987

EOP, a symbiotic, drug similar in effect to blood doping and blood peeking is believed responsible for the death of several young cyclists.

Seoul Olympics

1988

At the Seoul Olympics, Ben Johnson wins the 100m in a new world record. Subsequently tests positive to anabolism steroids and is stripped of his medal.

German swimming coaches

1991

World Record
20 former east German swimming coaches admit to doping their families athletes

German Spinters

1992

Three German sprinters submit identical urine sample during a drug test. They escape any penalty on a technically.

Argentinean Football

1994

Argentinean Football champion Diego Maradona banned from the world cup after testing positive to five drugs

Weighfilters

1995

65 weightlifters banned after testing positive to anabolism steroids and stimulates

Michelle Smith

1998

Four-time Olympic swimming champion Michelle Smith of Ireland, found guilty of manipulating urine samples and banned

Australian Tennis

1999

Many athletes including sprinter Linford Christie former Australians open tennis champion Pett.

Australian Cricketer

2003

Australian Cricketer, Shane Warne, tests positive to diuretics and is banned for one year.

Australian Rugny

2006

Australian Rugby, Wedall Sailor tested positive to cocaine, banned for 1 year

Marion Jones

2007

Gold Medalist Marion Jones plead guilty to steroid use