News tagged with 19th century

Anticipating the future of doping in sport

Doping in sport is nothing new. Ancient Greek athletes used stimulating potions to fortify themselves. Strychnine, caffeine, cocaine, and alcohol were regularly used by cyclists in the 19th century. Marathon ...

Mar 21, 2014 not rated yet 0

One foot from the grave

Archaeologists from the University of Leicester who uncovered a grave thought to contain the skeleton of King Richard III have revealed that the remains came within inches of being destroyed by Victorian ...

Oct 15, 2012 4 / 5 (2) 0