Petra Schneider, who won Olympic gold in 1980 and held the world record in the 400m IM for 15 years (until it was broken last October by China’s Chen Yan), is the latest former East German swimmer to admit she was doped. In recent months. Jorg Hoffmann, who is still competing, and Karen Koenig, acknowledged they had taken banned substances while competing for the GDR.
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