1889 - French neurologist Charles Brown markets a "rejuvenating elixir," which is made from the testicles of guinea pigs and dogs.
1935 - Testosterone is first synthesized by Adolf Butenandt and Lavoslav Ruzicka, who earn a Nobel Prize in chemistry for the accomplishment.
World War II - It is believed that German soldiers are given testosterone to increase their battlefield performance.
1952 - The Soviet Olympic team performs extremely well at its first games
1953 - The first anabolic steroid, 19-nortestosterone, is synthesized.
1954 - A Soviet Union coach informs U.S. coach Dr. John Ziegler that the Soviet
team is using testosterone. On returning home, Dr. Ziegler begins administering testosterone to his weightlifters.
1963 - Strength Coach Alvin Roy serves breakfast with dianabol to San Diego Chargers linemen.
1972 - The International Olympic Committee implements the strictest steroid and drug testing policy known to sports.
1981 - Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, is amended and anabolic steroids are required to be prescribed and dispensed by licensed physicians.
1988 - Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson, winner of the 100-meter race at the Summer Olympics, forfeits his gold medal after the steroid stanozolol was found in his urine.
1990 - The Anabolic Steroids Control Act is passed
1991 - Commissioner Fay Vincent attempts to ban pitcher Steve Howe from major league baseball for failing his seventh drug test. The Players' Union appeals and succeeds in overturning the Commissioner's decision.
1991 - Fay Vincent resigns due to pressure from a baseball owners group led by Bud Selig.
2004 - The Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2004 is passed
steroid within 1,000 feet of a sports facility.
March 2005 - Congressional hearings on steroids are held. Major league players, including Rafael Palmiero, deny the use of steroids. Player Sammy Sosa says, "No hablo Ingleis."
August 2005 - Rafael Palmiero is suspended for 10 days after failing a steroids drug test.
AL Detroit Tigers 1938 58 Hank Greenberg 10 AL Philadelphia Athletics 1932 58 Jimmie Foxx 9 AL New York Yankees 1921 59 Babe Ruth 8 AL New York Yankees 1927 60 Babe Ruth 7 AL New York Yankees 1961 61 Roger Maris 6 NL Chicago Cubs 1999 63 Sammy Sosa 5 NL Chicago Cubs 2001 64 Sammy Sosa 4 NL St. Louis Cardinals 1999 65 Mark McGwire 3 NL Chicago Cubs 1998 66 Sammy Sosa 2 NL St. Louis Cardinals 1998 70 Mark McGwire 1 NL San Francisco Giants 2001 73 Barry Bonds Rank League Team Year Home Runs Name Home Runs Single Season Leaders 'Top 100'
Started playing for the Pirates in 1986
Won many awards including:
7 MVP awards
Sporting News’ player of the decade for 1990’s
Holds record for homeruns in a season (73)
32 nd in stolen bases with 514
Holds record for career homeruns with 762
November 2007: Barry Bonds Indicted
Studies suggest that over 500,000 high school athletes have tried steroids.
The steroid epidemic in the NFL was exposed in the 1980’s.
Like in baseball- the NFL was brought before the United States Senate in 1989.
That year suspensions started for positive test results.
1 st offense is a 4 game suspension- then 8 games- and so on.
The deaths of Lyle Alzado and Mike Webster opened a lot of eyes.
In 2005 Bill Romanowski admitted to steroid use.
In 2004 members of the Carolina Panthers tried to obtain “stackers” the week of the Superbowl.
Marion Jones 5 Medals at 2000 Olympics
Floyd Landis 2006 Tour de France Winner
Murder/Suicide in 2007
Not allowed to represent Team USA upcoming Olympics