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5 Cases of Early Doping in Sports that Will Shock You

| by Truth Seeker |

1. 1876: Cocaine Use in “Pedestrianism” The leaves of the plant Erythroxylum coca found in South America, Mexico, Indonesia and the West Indies have served as a source of strength and energy for centuries. After the Spanish conquest of Peru, European scientists began analyzing the plant. Around 1860, the German chemist Albert Niemann isolated cocaine […]