Dutch 1984 Olympic gold winner Stalman admits to doping


THE HAGUE: Dutch 1984 Olympic discus gold medallist Ria Stalman on Friday (Saturday in Manila) admitted to taking anabolic steroids to enhance her performance, 31 years after triumphing at the Los Angeles Games. “During the final two years of my career, I daily used a light dosage of anabolic steroids,” Stalman said in an interview with the Dutch NOS public newscaster. Stalman, 32 at the time, told the Friday night television programme “Andere Tijden Sport” (Earlier Times in Sport) that her decision to take part in doping was sparked after a pre-Olympic visit to the former East Germany. She said she saw signs there that many women were using steroids.



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