The Perfect Race

Number 17511
Subject Sports
Source ABC News 20/20
State NY
Year 2000
Publication Date Oct. 13
Summary ABC News 20/20 reports on an international doping scandal involving "young athletes in East Germany during a government sponsored scheme to win Gold medals at any cost." The investigation reveals "a sinister experiment carried out ... on children as young as age 10..." in order "to turn young women into virtual men." The report uncovers documents from "the Stasi headquarters (East Germany's secret police) ... [which] detailed how more that 10,000 athletes were systematically doped by a state-sanctioned scheme over a 20-year period." The production features interviews "with East German athletes who were victimized by this government-run program" and "athletes from the United States who would have won the Olympic Gold medals had the East German athletes been disqualified."
Category Contest Entry
Pages 19
Keywords TAPE;TRANSCRIPT;anabolic steroids;doctors;athletes;East Germany;Olympic;international competitions;medals
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