The World Athletics
Championships starts on Saturday, August 19, 2023 in Budapest, Hungary. In 1983, the
first edition of this track and field tournament was staged in Helsinki, Finland.
Except for 1995, 2017 and 2021 tournaments, all others had doping offenses.
Unusually, the last two championships have been ostensibly "clean."
Drugs and Sports
Either athletes no longer favor
performance-enhancing drugs or, much more likely, pharmaceutical scientists have
created designer drugs that are not yet detectable. Fair Observer presents an
interactive slide show that traces the history of drugs in sports.