Chapter 1. History of Sports Drug Testing

  1. Mario Thevis

Published Online: 18 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470626634.ch1

Mass Spectrometry in Sports Drug Testing

Mass Spectrometry in Sports Drug Testing

How to Cite

Thevis, M. (2010) History of Sports Drug Testing, in Mass Spectrometry in Sports Drug Testing, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470626634.ch1

Author Information

  1. German Sport University Cologne, Center for Preventive Doping Research—Institute of Biochemistry, Cologne, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 14 JUN 2010

Book Series:

Book Series Editors:

  1. Dominic M. Desiderio2 and
  2. Nico M. M. Nibbering3

Series Editor Information

  1. 2

    Departments of Neurology and Biochemistry, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, USA

  2. 3

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470413272

Online ISBN: 9780470626634



  • sports drug testing history;
  • doping practices, in short- and long-term physical and mental health of athletes;
  • mass spectrometry - to doping control analysis


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Historical Attempts of Artificial Performance Enhancement

  • Background and Rationale of Doping Controls

  • Early Detection Methods: Possibilities and Limitations of Assays Without Mass Spectrometry

  • Introduction of Mass Spectrometry to Doping Control Analysis

  • References