Olympic champion Udo Beyer admits doping
Shot Put Olympic champion Udo Beyer of Potsdam for the first time acknowledged the illegal drug in his successful career. In the documentary "lone wolf" who on Friday (February 15) celebrates its premiere at the Berlinale, the 57-year-old said to have always decided about taking PEDs.
"About all that was done to me, I knew. Things that I have done, I have decided for themselves. I took that right", Udo Beyer said in the film of the former water vaulter Sandra Kaudelka, in which the lives of track and field athletes Marita Koch and Ines Geipel, and are traced by water vaulter Brita Baldus.
"I refused certain stuff, I've also done things. I knew I had chosen it. And there are no matters came secretly into the tea. That did not exist ", known in the film Udo Beyer open and authentic. A consciousness of wrongdoing, he has over the years but apparently not developed. When asked the director if he was wrong to become 1976 in Montreal (Canada) Olympic champion, Udo Beyer replied: "No, not at all. I became Olympic champion because I was the best in the competition. "
"Two or three percent of the benefit"
Udo Beyer, who was also captain of the East German national team athletes for years tried in the film but also to downplay the effect of doping. "Doping or supporting agents might make two or three percent of output - all the rest is hard work. And if you're not trained properly, they can give you as many pills as you want - then you'll more than a sponge or anything like that, but never a good athlete, "he said. And he added his perspective: "A plow horse you can give as much dope as you like, he will never win a race in Hoppegarten."
In a statement on his confessions Udo Beyer was on Thursday not to achieve due to a hospital stay. "We'll talk in 50 years only through other means. The competitive sport is moving more on the edge of legality ", Udo Beyer had said the" image "newspaper (Thursday).
"Lone wolf is not a movie about victims or perpetrators, but about people and their own story," director Sandra Kaudelka tried to characterize the concerns of their film. "The four athletes make in their diversity for me almost a cross-section of the East German population. I wanted to draw an overall picture of a company with all its contradictions, "said the filmmaker.
Source: German Press Agency (dpa)
original article: http://www.leichtathletik.de/i...wsID=42124 google translation with some minor changes