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Doped East German athletes to receive compensation

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7353.1544/b (Published 29 June 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1544
  1. Annette Tuffs
  1. Heidelberg

    Athletes from former East Germany who were given performance enhancing drugs for many years and who consequently experienced longstanding health problems will receive payments of several thousand euros, the German federal parliament decided on 13 June.

    A special law has been passed which sets up a compensation fund of about €2m (£1.3m; $1.9m). The fund is meant to be supplemented …

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