By the 1980s, steroid use was growing throughout the sports world, and scientists were fighting a constant battle to catch up with ever-more-sophisticated doping techniques. At the Pan American games in 1983, organizers asked West German scientists to set up a lab to test for illegal drug use. It was the first time a large number of positive tests became public. Steroids were becoming pervasive, and all athletes were affected. But while the opportunity to use performance-enhancing drugs was present, there were differences between the East German methods and everybody else’s. Doping in the GDR was different from the doping in the West of the world but it was also different from the doping in other parts of the East. It was German, it was orderly, it was bureaucratic, it was written up.
The first competitive swimmer to use goggles was Thomas William Burgess , during his crossing of the English Channel in 1911. His motorcycle goggles leaked water, yet they protected his eyes from water splashes during his breaststroke-only swim. In 1926, Gertrude Ederle also used motorcycle goggles when crossing the Channel. She swam crawl and therefore sealed her goggles with paraffin to render them water tight. Meanwhile, the vast majority of pool swimmers had no eye protection until the late 1960s, which limited their training time due to the eye irritation with disinfectants added to the pool water. When the first commercial goggles were introduced to competitive swimmers in 1968 they were met with limited success because of their fixed and rigid shape. Most swimmers could not fit them to their face and complained about leaks, especially after starts and turns. Only two years later David Wilkie became the first swimmer to use goggles in international pool competitions, at the 1970 Commonwealth Games .  Goggles were first allowed at the Olympics in 1976, and many athletes used them in preparation for the 1972 Games. 
Established in 1913, Booker T. Washington High School, BTW, has been Tulsa Public Schools comprehensive magnet school since 1973. Home to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in the Tulsa Metro area and offering a multitude of Advanced Placement classes, BTW attracts students from all over the city and county and serves students in every ethnic, religious, and socio-economic group. This diversity combined with a rich tradition make BTW Tulsa Public School's flagship of academic excellence, athletics, and the arts, and as such, BTW students are some of the most heavily recruited students in the city by major universities. We are one of the most successful schools in the United States because BTW thrives on ideals that promote academic excellence and embrace diversity. Our student body boasts championships in football, basketball, and soccer and our academic team and forensics team both hold national ranking. Our faculty is highly qualified and strives to meet the needs of students, the community, and the state via continuing professional development. Additionally, many instructors have attained advanced degrees, and National Board Certification.