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May 23, 1988
Ulf Timmermann of East Germany broke the world shotput record with a toss of 75 feet 8 inches at the Venizelia international meet at Chania, Crete. The previous mark of 75-2 was set by Alessandro Andrei of Italy on Aug. 12, 1987.
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May 23, 1988
Ulf Timmermann of East Germany broke the world shotput record with a toss of 75 feet 8 inches at the Venizelia international meet at Chania, Crete. The previous mark of 75-2 was set by Alessandro Andrei of Italy on Aug. 12, 1987.
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August 6, 1989 | BARBIE LUDOVISE, Times Staff Writer
Jim Doehring, a 1988 Olympic shotputter, is caught in a contradiction: He is concerned about the abuse of steroids but is not willing to give up his own use for fear of being left behind. Doehring admitted Friday that he has used steroids to help him remain a world-class track and field competitor, but he also said he wishes he didn't feel a need to do so. "I'd love to do that (compete drug-free against drug-free opponents)," he said. "I know I can throw clean just as far as anyone can."
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May 11, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
A prize of $50,000 will be offered for a world record in the shot put at the May 20 Jack in the Box Invitational at UCLA's Drake Stadium, it was announced today. Randy Barnes, the 1988 Olympic silver medalist, seeks to better the mark of 75 feet 8 inches held by East German Ulf Timmermann. Barnes set the indoor mark of 74-4 1/4 at the 1989 Sunkist Invitational and put the shot 73-1 April 22 at the Mt. San Antonio Relays.
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November 29, 1990
Two European publications have reported extensive use of performance enhancing drugs by international track and field stars. Mittwoch, an Austrian newspaper, reported that Americans Leroy Burrell, Roger Kingdom and Danny Everett, all track stars, were said to have tested positive last summer for drug use. TAC immediately denied the allegations.
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February 18, 1991 | Agence France-Presse
Six former East German Olympic champions, including shotputters Udo Beyer and Ulf Timmermann and discus thrower Jurgen Schult, used anabolic steroids during the mid-1980s, according to Der Spiegel magazine. The allegations are based on a book being published later this year by former East German discus champion Brigitte Berendonk. Timmermann and Schult, both '88 Olympic winners, and Beyer, the '76 champion, took a steroid called Oral-Turinabol, Der Spiegel claims.
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January 9, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
East German track and field officials have recommended that discus thrower Wolfgang Schmidt be allowed to compete for West Germany, an East German newspaper reported today. The move would allow Schmidt to participate at the European Track and Field Championships in Split, Yugoslavia, in August, the newspaper Deutsches Sportecho said.
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November 28, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Six-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Kristin Otto, long-jumper Heike Drechsler and several other top East German athletes have been named by Stern magazine as long-term users of performance-enhancing drugs. Stern said in today's edition that it had obtained a confidential East German document detailing systematic and comprehensive use of anabolic steroids by East German stars over the years.
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July 4, 1986 | Associated Press
East Germany's Heike Drechsler equaled her world record Thursday with a long jump of 24 feet 5 1/2 inches at the Dresden Grand Prix international track and field meet. The 21-year-old native of Jena, who set the record 12 days ago at Tallinn, Soviet Union, made the jump before a crowd of 36,000 at the Heinz-Heyer Stadium, following an impressive series of attempts measuring 23-7 1/2, 23-10 3/4, 23-11 1/2, 23-11 and 23-9. Helga Radtke was second with a leap of 23-7.
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April 20, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Texas A&M freshman Randy Barnes made the second-best shotput in collegiate history and the best in the world this year in the Baylor Invitational track and field meet at Waco, Tex. Barnes won the event Friday night at 71-9 3/4. This broke the school record of 71-5 1/2 set by former world record-holder Randy Matson in 1967. The collegiate record is 71-11, set in 1984 by John Brenner of UCLA. The world record is 74-2 1/2, set last year by Ulf Timmermann of East Germany.
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