NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)
8th October, 1920 : Two members of Australia’s team to the first post-war Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium, alleged there was widespread use of drugs to boost athletes’ performances. The Australians, George Parker and W W Hunt made the claim in an interview in Durban where they arrived today on their way home. Both insisted it was obvious that many Olympic competitors were fortified by stimulants or drugs which detracted from the Games as a tesst of international supremacy. Parker won the silver medal in 3,000 metres walk. Hunt was unplaced in the 100 metres sprint.