Athletics: 28 athletes implicated in German doping scandal

AP, Monday 30 Jan 2012

Germany’s national anti-doping agency says 28 athletes have been implicated in a scandal involving a doctor under investigation for conducting blood transfusions

NADA says it is receiving files from the court in Erfurt in Thuringia state from an ongoing case against Dr. Andreas Franke, who worked at Thuringia’s Olympic training facility.

Franke is suspected of treating athletes’ blood with UV light before re-injecting it, a procedure banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Public broadcaster ARD said Sunday it had a list of the 28 names implicated in the scandal, including former Olympic speedskating champion Claudia Pechstein.

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