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 Thomas Hicks collapse after mixing strychrine with brandy (similarity, stychrine, was not illegal at the time)
The use of synthesized drugs in sport, such as amphetamines becomes apparent
The USSR begins to use male hormones
Steroids are developed USA
Distance athletes begin to experiment with blood doping
At the Osio Winter Olympics, speed skaters became ill after taking amphetamines.
British cyclist Tommy simpson dies during the Tour de Frame after taking amphetamines.
At the Los Angeles Olympics, an Olympic an Olympic silver medalist is stripped of their medal after testing positive to steroid use.
EOP, a symbiotic, drug similar in effect to blood doping and blood peeking is believed responsible for the death of several young cyclists.
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.
20 former east German swimming coaches admit to doping their families athletes
Three German sprinters submit identical urine sample during a drug test. They escape any penalty on a technically.
Argentinean Football champion Diego Maradona banned from the world cup after testing positive to five drugs
65 weightlifters banned after testing positive to anabolism steroids and stimulates
Four-time Olympic swimming champion Michelle Smith of Ireland, found guilty of manipulating urine samples and banned
Many athletes including sprinter Linford Christie former Australians open tennis champion Pett.
Australian Cricketer, Shane Warne, tests positive to diuretics and is banned for one year.
Australian Rugby, Wedall Sailor tested positive to cocaine, banned for 1 year
Gold Medalist Marion Jones plead guilty to steroid use