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1972 – First Full-Scale Drug Testing of Olympic Athletes for Narcotics and Stimulants

“When [drug] testing took place at the Games of 1968 it was of a limited nature… The IOC itself was clear about the limits of its responsibility on doping control…

The first full-scale testing of Olympic athletes occurred at the 1972 Summer Olympic in Munich, Germany… [T]ests were limited to narcotic analgesics and to the three classes of stimulants; however, testing was much more comprehensive with 2079 samples being analyzed. Seven athletes were disqualified.”