• Former East German swimmers, including Verena Rossberg (far right)

    Former East German swimmers, including Verena Rossberg (far right)

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The Film

In Cold War-era East Germany, young female athletes were injected with male hormones and anabolic steroids — all in the name of “international prestige through success in sports.” Twenty years later, many still suffer from the aftereffects —severe physical illness and disabilities. Through personal stories, Doping for Gold unveils the price these women paid to bring Olympic pride to their country.

The Filmmaker

  1. Alison Rooper Producer/Director