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June 28, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
East Germany today angrily denied the charge that it feeds performance-enhancing drugs to top athletes and said the East German defector who had alleged this faced an inquiry for trying to dope ski jumpers. East German sports sources said there are isolated but unpublicized cases of soccer players, track and field stars and even trainers or doctors--like defector Hans-Georg Aschenbach--being caught by increasingly tough domestic anti-doping tests. Aschenbach, a former Olympic ski-jumping champion, has alleged in the West German newspaper Bild that athletes take drugs from childhood and that all stars have to use them.
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July 15, 1989 | RANDY HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
Two East Germans who were prominent in international sports before they defected to the West have provided accounts of life as athletes on the other side of the wall. For those who have suspected East Germany of creating Wunderkinder through manipulation, intimidation and chemicals, the resulting picture was as grotesque as they could possibly have imagined.
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June 30, 1989 | From Associated Press
East German sports stars, stunned by a defector's allegations that they are on drugs, today angrily dismissed his charges as lies and "filth." Swimmer Kristin Otto, who won six golds at the Seoul Olympics, threatened to sue defector Hans-Georg Aschenbach for defamation. Aschenbach, a former Olympic ski jumping champion, has made his claims in a series of articles this week in the West German daily Bild. East Germany's DTSB sports federation has already issued a firm, blanket denial.
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June 30, 1989 | From Associated Press
East German sports stars, stunned by a defector's allegations that they are on drugs, today angrily dismissed his charges as lies and "filth." Swimmer Kristin Otto, who won six golds at the Seoul Olympics, threatened to sue defector Hans-Georg Aschenbach for defamation. Aschenbach, a former Olympic ski jumping champion, has made his claims in a series of articles this week in the West German daily Bild. East Germany's DTSB sports federation has already issued a firm, blanket denial.
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July 15, 1989 | RANDY HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
Two East Germans who were prominent in international sports before they defected to the West have provided accounts of life as athletes on the other side of the wall. For those who have suspected East Germany of creating Wunderkinder through manipulation, intimidation and chemicals, the resulting picture was as grotesque as they could possibly have imagined.
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June 28, 1989
Two former athletes, one a world champion ski jumper, have charged that East Germany customarily gives young athletes steroids, two newspapers reported in Hamburg, West Germany. The reports said that all top East German sports stars are required to use the drugs and that such successful athletes as figure skater Katerina Witt, sprinter Renate Stecher and swimmer Kristin Otto are among those who have regularly used anabolic steroids. "Every athlete who competes internationally for East Germany is doped, every one," said Hans-Juergen Noczenski, former head of the East German Judo Assn.
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July 15, 1989 | RANDY HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
East German leader Erich Honecker was so infatuated with figure skater Katarina Witt that he made it plain to the government-sponsored newspapers that they could gain favor with him by publishing her picture as often as possible.
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June 26, 1989 | From Reuters
A former Olympic champion and a former top sports official from East Germany today accused all of the country's international athletes of taking drugs. "Every athlete that competes internationally for East Germany is doped, every one," Hans-Juergen Noczenski, former head of the East German Judo Assn., was quoted as saying in the popular West German newspaper Bild. Noczenski, who defected to the West last February, made the accusation after one of the most detailed pictures of alleged drug abuse in East Germany by 1976 Olympic ski jumping gold medalist Hans-Georg Aschenbach was given in another West German paper.
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February 12, 2006 | J.A. Adande
Watching ski jumper after ski jumper take flight Saturday, all I could think of was insurance. First off, I hope they all have life insurance. And it also reminds me why young men have to pay extra for car insurance: Because although women might act like they're crazy, men like to do crazy things. Ski jumping -- in its pure form and paired with cross-country skiing in the Nordic combined -- is the only Winter Olympic event in which women do not compete.
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June 29, 1989 | Randy Harvey
There has been discussion among officials of the Federation Internationale de Football Assn. about moving World Cup qualifying games out of El Salvador because of the uncertain political situation in that country. But the disturbance that caused the referee to end last Sunday's game between El Salvador and Costa Rica at San Salvador with eight minutes remaining apparently had nothing to do with politics. "The fans were mad at the goalkeeper," said Hugo Perez, a U.S. national team midfielder who lived in El Salvador until he was 14 and watched Costa Rica's 4-2 victory on closed-circuit television.
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June 28, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
East Germany today angrily denied the charge that it feeds performance-enhancing drugs to top athletes and said the East German defector who had alleged this faced an inquiry for trying to dope ski jumpers. East German sports sources said there are isolated but unpublicized cases of soccer players, track and field stars and even trainers or doctors--like defector Hans-Georg Aschenbach--being caught by increasingly tough domestic anti-doping tests. Aschenbach, a former Olympic ski-jumping champion, has alleged in the West German newspaper Bild that athletes take drugs from childhood and that all stars have to use them.
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February 13, 1994
BIATHLON 10 Km Event 1980--Frank Ulrich, East Germany, 32:10.69 1984--Eirik Kvalfoss, Norway, 30:53.8 1988--Frank-Peter Roetsch, East Germany, 25:08.1 1992--Mark Kirchner, Germany, 26:02.3 20 Km Event 1960--Klas Lestander, Sweden, 1:33:21.6 1964--Vladimir Melanin, Soviet Union, 1:20:26.8 1968--Magner Solberg, Norway, 1:13:45.9 1972--Magner Solberg, Norway, 1:15:55.50 1976--Nikolai Kruglov, Soviet Union, 1:14:12.26 1980--Anatoli Aljabiev, Soviet Union, 1:08:16.
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