Heidi Krieger

The East German athlete who was unwittingly turned into a man by state doping programme

It is an unseasonably mild evening in Magdeburg, where winters are bleak and some of the Stalinist architecture is bleaker still. In an apartment here in the heart of the city, bisected by the River Elbe, Andreas Krieger has just returned home from another onerous shift as a parcel delivery man.

  • mobuyus

    I wonder what Putin used to be.

  • Millie_Woods

    Many of our males could use some of those drugs.

  • Martin B

    “They had a grip on youngsters. I was just 11, turning up at the sports club after school, and this is where it started”

    Have no doubts that the intentions of Kim Dong, Ben Levin & Co towards your kids are every bit as sinister.

  • David Murrell

    I remember the 1976 Olympics in Montreal. The East German track and swimming teams were all juiced up on anabolic sterods, and won a shelf-full of medals. And the Canadian media sang the praises of the team.

    • Frances

      Canadian athletes should have won gold medals at Montreal – they were robbed, and the system acquiesced.

  • BillyHW