Sport played a large role in society in BC times. Around the period of 800BC emphasis was placed on the artistic nature
of sport on top of being a preparatory method for the warriors of that time.
However from 400BC sport received a new status whereby it was of similar
priority, if not higher than it is in modern times, therefore seeing the demise
of the amateur competitor. Professional sport ultimately led to corruption and
cheating, with competitors willing to invest in any preparation which would lead
to victory. In this period a method that was thought to lead to a higher level
of sporting performance was consuming extracts of mushrooms and plant seeds.
Through evolution from the BC Greek period to the Roman Empire
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use of drugs in this period was well recorded, chariot racers feed their horses
a potent mixture to make them run faster, while many gladiators where doped up
to make their fights sufficiently vigorous and bloody for the paying public to
During the Christian era sport played a small role in society with only sports such as boxing being offered as a substitute
for the games of the Roman period. Seeing as sport did not have a high place in
society in this period, drugs in sport was not an issue as there were no rewards
The 19th Century
The 19th century once again saw the introduction of sport in society as a social
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period as opposed to the Christian era. With the onset of the industrial
revolution in the late 19th century there became increasing methods in both the
development of sport and sports performance enhancement. By the turn of the
century sport had developed a significant institution in its own right and to
succeed in sport became highly valued. This placed pressure which has
contributed to the escalation in drug taking in sport, as well as the number of
drug related deaths in the sporting community.
In 1988 in Australia the national Senate Standing Committee on Environment, Recreation
and the Arts began an inquiry into the use of drugs by Australian athletes. This
enquiry led to the establishment of the Australian Drug Sports Agency (ASDA) in
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