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The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in 1928 had declared doping as illegal drugs. But until 40 years later, that is, the 1968 Mexico Olympic Games, for the first time had drug test. The competition between drug test and drug use has begun since then. However, the use of stimulants has been more than two thousand years while drug test falls behind naturally.
Although after that, drug test technology has made great progress, but the drug research and development progress faster. EPO (Erythropoietin) is a drug for the treatment of anemia and other blood diseases, because it can promote erythropoiesis, improve the body's endurance, and is used as stimulants by a lot of endurance item athletes. In the 1990s, EPO was included in the list of doping, but before the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, people can not detect this stimulant.
It’s clear that facing new stimulants, the detection method will be more difficult to be effective. But even with these measures, the drug test has so far fallen short in the doping and testing competition, and this disadvantage is expected to expand further in the foreseeable future.