Unbelievable doping substances

10 unusual substances that are used as doping agents. You will be surprised, but there also includes soda and arsenic, and the sperm of guinea pigs, and much 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.




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.




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.



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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