Secrets of the Dead: Doping for Gold

Secrets of the Dead: Doping for Gold

Thu, 03/15/2012 - 6:00pm

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Since the beginning of the Olympic games in Ancient Greece, athletes have taken major steps to become better, faster and stronger. In the 1970's East Germany took it to the next level.

In the 1970s, female East German athletes came from nowhere to dominate international sport. But behind their success lay a horrifying secret. Doping for Gold, airing Thursday, March 15 at 6 p.m. on WXXI World (DT21.2/cable 524), reveals the truth behind the biggest state-sponsored doping program the world has ever known, creating a timely perspective on today’s many sports drug scandals.

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