10 incredible doping

We offer you 10 unusual substances that our ancestors, and in some cases, contemporaries, was used as doping agents. You may be surprised, but there also includes soda and arsenic, and the sperm of guinea pigs, and more.






1. Strychnine
Better known as a deadly poison, strychnine, was considered the ticket to success for an American runner Thomas Hicks, who participated in the Olympic marathon in 1904. Thomas mixed this stuff with brandy and egg white. At the finish he needed an ambulance, and he nearly died, but the gold medal yet won.




Better known as a deadly poison, strychnine, was considered the ticket to success for an American runner Thomas Hicks, who participated in the Olympic marathon in 1904. Thomas mixed this stuff with brandy and egg white. At the finish he needed an ambulance, and he nearly died, but the gold medal yet won. & Quot; title = «1. Strychnine
Better known as a deadly poison, strychnine, was considered the ticket to success for an American runner Thomas Hicks, who participated in the Olympic marathon in 1904. Thomas mixed this stuff with brandy and egg white. At the finish he needed an ambulance, and he nearly died, but the gold medal yet won. »& Gt;

2. Donkey hoof
Ancient Egyptian athletes took the hooves of Abyssinian asses in powder form; they cooked in butter and seasoned with wild rose, to hide a distinctive unpleasant smell.




Ancient Egyptian athletes took the hooves of Abyssinian asses in powder form; they cooked in butter and seasoned with wild rose, to hide a distinctive unpleasant smell. & quot; title = «2. Donkey hoof
Ancient Egyptian athletes took the hooves of Abyssinian asses in powder form; they cooked in butter and seasoned with wild rose, to hide a distinctive unpleasant smell. »& gt;

3. Sweet ether
Cubes of sugar on the air helped cyclist to overcome the 144-hour race in the 1870s. When that was not enough, the coaches have added nitroglycerin cocaine with a pinch of mint for flavor.



Cubes of sugar on the air helped cyclist to overcome the 144-hour race in the 1870s. When that was not enough, the coaches have added nitroglycerin cocaine with a pinch of mint for flavor. & Quot; title = «3. Sweet ether
Cubes of sugar on the air helped cyclist to overcome the 144-hour race in the 1870s. When that was not enough, the coaches have added nitroglycerin cocaine with a pinch of mint for flavor. »& Gt;

4. Baking soda
Some modern swimmers true "soda-doping", which helps them save precious seconds during the competition. By increasing the level of pH, bicarbonate of soda can reduce the level of acid produced by the muscles of athletes, allowing them to stay in shape. Although soda-doping also causes diarrhea.

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