Study: West Germany cultivated culture of doping

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08/6/2013| 0 comments
by AP and Roadcycling.com

Study: West Germany cultivated culture of doping

West Germany's government encouraged and covered up a culture of doping among its athletes for decades, according to a comprehensive study partially released Monday.

Sports organizations played down studies showing the serious side effects of steroids.

The BISp financed experiments to "improve" anabolic steroids, the report says.

The researchers concluded that effective doping controls were introduced only in late 1980s and that doping was prevalent even after 1991.

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