Performance Enhancing Drugs
Everything you should know about PED's
PED's became increasingly popular through out the 30's – 50's. It was only in the 1960 Olympic Games when Knud Enemark died that we realized this was becoming a problem. So in 1966 UCI (cycling) and FIFA (football) were among the first IFs to introduce doping tests in their respective World Championships. And drug tests were first introduced at the Olympic Winter Games in Grenoble and at the Olympic Games in Mexico in 1968.
In 1991 Alzado was diagnosed with a rare type of brain cancer which he swore was caused by the PED's. May 14, 1992 at his home in Portland, Ore. The official cause of death was complications from brain cancer.
Types of PED's
- Anabolic steroids
- Human growth hormone (HGH)