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While the German Democratic Republic's secret "State Plan" was in effect, more than ten thousand unsuspecting athletes were given massive doses of anabolic steroids. These athletes achieved massive success at the Olympics, but for many their physical and emotional health was permanently damaged. This new revised edition of Faust's Gold draws on the revelations of criminal trials of GDR coaches, doctors and officials who have now confessed to ruthless medical experiments. This new edition highlights recent cases of performance enhancing drugs used in baseball, the BALCO scandal and international cycling.
About the Author
Dr. Steven Ungerleider, an author of six books, completed his undergraduate studies in psychology at the University of Texas, Austin, where he also competed as a collegiate gymnast. He holds masters and doctorate degrees from the University of Oregon, a post doc from the University of California, and is a licensed psychologist at GLOBAL SPORTS DEVELOPMENT. Since 1984, he has served on the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry and has consulted with a number of international sport federations under the IOC. Ungerleider is a visiting scholar at the University of Texas and co-founder of the Texas Program in Sports Media. His recent books was the subject of an award winning documentary by PBS.