They surely started earlier than that. Larry Scott admitted that all competitive bodybuilders were using anabolic steroids by 1960. Every US weightlifter was prescribed Dianabol in preparation for the 1960 Olympics in Rome. A top secret 39-page Soviet doping report entitled “Anabolic Steroids and Sport Capacity” published by the State Institute of Physical Culture in Moscow in July 1972 was released publicly in 2003 by former chair of the department of sport biochemistry at the State University of Physical Education and Sport in Kyiv Michael Kalinski. It mentioned systematic steroid use as far back as the 1952 games in Helskinki.
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