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Title: The Diplomatic Context of Doping in the Former German Democratic Republic: A Revisionist Examination
Author(s): Hunt, Thomas M
Dimeo, Paul
Bowers, Matthew
Jedlicka, Scott R
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Keywords: doping
East Germany
Soviet Union
Issue Date: Dec-2012
Date Deposited: 9-May-2014
Citation: Hunt TM, Dimeo P, Bowers M & Jedlicka SR (2012) The Diplomatic Context of Doping in the Former German Democratic Republic: A Revisionist Examination. International Journal of the History of Sport, 29 (18), pp. 2486-2499.
Abstract: Paying particular attention to political dynamics within the Eastern-bloc, this article seeks to outline the diplomatic context of what remains the most notorious episode of state-level doping in modern sport history: the cold war-era doping program run by the German Democratic Republic's Stasi national security police and intelligence organisation. To do so, it aims to integrate archival research on the subject with high-level geopolitical analysis. This approach offers more nuanced perspectives on the diplomatic meaning of sport and performance-enhancement in East Germany than is present in the existing literature.
DOI Link: 10.1080/09523367.2012.729797
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