It was decades later that the secret behind this spectacular success became known. The East German Sports Federation had, with the help of the Stasi, used Performance Enhancing Drugs or PEDs to ensure that their athletes gained international recognition by winning the Olympic events. This systematic plan had been initiated in 1974 as a means to guarantee international glory through the achievement of gold medals at the prestigious sporting event. Oral- Turinabol , a testosterone derivative was used extensively to improve muscle mass and cut down recovery time. This allowed the German athletes to train harder and longer than other world athletes.
4/20/18: Unselfishly I ask for a prayer chain for my (healing) degenerative disc osteoarthritis (overworking my right hip); as a single mom falling twice protecting my children and getting in and out of an SUV sometimes 11 times a day that was too tall for me, for my kids daily things. And a job that kept me side bending in one direction. I need to be able to walk securely and more comfortably again quickly so I can be there for my daughter and not miss her senior year ending activities (my heart is breaking) and college tours. I need to be there. Thank you. God Bless. Debbe
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