German Drugs Report Sparks Calls For Names, Doping Law After Only Cut Version Released
A German report into the country's use of banned substances in sport since '50 "has triggered a storm and renewed calls for a national anti-doping law," according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. The report "highlights systematic doping across many sports over decades in West Germany, resembling the state-run doping programme in East Germany during the Cold War." German Athletics Federation (DLV) President Clemens Prokop said, "We need a doping law in this country. We also need to extend the statute of limitation (for sanctions) against doping offenders past the current eight years." Names "were not included in the version made public on Monday, an omission objected to by many athletes, officials and politicians." Prokop said, "It is a bit of a problem that there is a short version that has been published and that names have not been named" (REUTERS, 8/6).