DiscoverHARDtalkFormer East German sprinter - Ines Geipel
Former East German sprinter - Ines Geipel

Former East German sprinter - Ines Geipel

Update: 2019-07-03
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Doped for decades, East German athletes are still searching for truth and justice. When the infamous Berlin Wall was breached 30 years ago, the darkest secrets of the East German police state were soon exposed. Among them was the systematic, coercive administration of performance-enhancing drugs to thousands of young athletes. It was meant to make them into world beaters, regardless of any damage to their health. Stephen Sackur talks to the former East German sprinter Ines Geipel about the abuse she and others were subjected to in what is now known as the East German doping scandal.

(Photo: Former East German sprinter Ines Geipel)
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Former East German sprinter - Ines Geipel

Former East German sprinter - Ines Geipel

BBC World Service