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Doping's Darkest Hour; The East Germans And The 1976 Montreal Games

In the second day of our landmark five-day series announcing Swimming World's unprecedented move to strip the East German women of our prestigious World and European Swimmers of the Year awards, we look back at some of the people most victimized by the systematic doping regime. While East Germany's ...

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STRIPPED! Swimming World Vacates Awards of GDR Drug-Fueled Swimmers

Based on a mix of positive tests, personal admissions as well as doping admissions from their coaches, Swimming World Magazine has stripped Kornelia Ender, Ulrike Tauber, Petra Schneider, Ute Geweniger and Kristin Otto of their World Swimmer of the Year awards from the 1970s and '80s. Those five swi...

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Former Athletes Of East Germany Open Up About Unknown PEDs

It has been a long time since East Germany ruled the Olympic games with performance-enhancing drugs. The issue in swimming has been brought to the forefront as Shirley Babashoff and the 1976 women’s swim team in the documentary “The Last Gold.” The documentary tells the story of the swimmers affecte...

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They Cheated. They Stole. They Lied.

By Brent Rutemiller PHOENIX, Arizona, December 13. They set records. They became famous. They became rich. They cheated. They stole. They lied. They were idolized. They were paraded. They were crowned. They cheated. They stole. They lied. Marion Jones and the 1976 East Germans have a lot in common. ...

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The Miracle On Ice Was Actually In Water (Video)

PHOENIX - Today marks the 35th anniversary of the USA Hockey team's defeat of the Russian Hockey team at the 1980 Olympic Games as the miracle on ice.  Many believe that this was the greatest underdog Olympic moment in history.  We at Swimming World Magazine believe that the greatest upset of all ti...

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The Last Gold Documentary to Air on NBC Sports Network on August 1

Considered one of the greatest untold stories in Olympic Swimming history, The Last Gold, a feature-length documentary, will air on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) with limited commercial interruption, on Monday, August 1, at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT. Produced by USA Swimming, The Last Gold details the ...

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The Winds of Change - An Avalanche of Doping Cheats Fall - Part Two

By Steven V. Selthoffer BERLIN, Germany, July 10. STEVEN V. Selthoffer continues his two-part "The Winds of Change" series on SwimmingWorldMagazine.com as he addresses the anti-doping crusade. To read the first part, please click here. "When the going gets weird, the weird go pro." Jef D'Hont, retir...