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Doping Cases at the Olympics

Doping Cases at the Olympics

The Performance Based Drugs (PEDs) have a long record in Olympic Games. Its beginning can be traced back to the Ancient Olympics where competitors would eat lizard meat prepared by special way for the hopes of an athletic edge. The first renowned use of drugs to improve an athlete's performance was the winner of the 1904 marathon, Thomas Hicks who was injected by strychnine. The use of “Performance-Enhancing Drug” has more over been attributed to one loss (death) during Olympic competition. While the Olympians start taking the Rampant Drug, After that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) strong-willed to headed for Act. in 1967, the IOC had banned the use of Performance Enhancing Drugs during Olympic competitions.

The first drug use controls on the 1968 Winter Olympics was brought under rules by IOC. These controls finally evolved into a systematic-testing procedure that all Olympic athletes must remain to. Testing of athletes for (PEDs) drugs is done by taking both the sample of urine and blood tests. This organization of Commanding authority which was come in a force in 1999 oversee the testing of athletes for several games federations and the Olympic Games too. As the creator of these drugs (World Anti-Doping Agency) continued to develop their sophistication, potency and transparency, WADA and its community also innovate new traditions to detect these drugs. Athletes keep on using the different medical modifications to their body as a means of humanizing their athletic performance.

 

  1. Summer Olympics Doping Cases

Year

Place

# of Drug Tests

# ofDoping Cases Reported

% ofDoping Cases Reported

2012

London, England

5,051

9

0.18%

2008

Beijing, China

4,770

20*

0.42%

2004

Athens, Greece

3,667

26**

0.74%

2000

Sydney, Australia

2,359

11

0.47%

1996

Atlanta, USA

1,923

2

0.10%

1992

Barcelona, Spain

1,848

5

0.27%

1988

Seoul, S. Korea

1,598

10

0.63%

1984

Los Angeles, USA

1,507

12

0.80%

1980

Moscow, Russia

645

0

0.00%

1976

Montreal, Canada

786

11

1.40%

1972

Munich, Germany

2,079

7

0.34%

1968

Mexico City, Mexico

667

1

0.15%

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Total

26,900

114

0.42%