Stalman admits to taking steriods


Dutch 1984 Olympic discus gold medalist Ria Stalman on Friday admitted to taking anabolic steroids to enhance her performance, 31 years after triumphing at the Los Angeles Games.

“During the final two years of my career, I daily used a light dosage of anabolic steroids,” Stalman said in an interview with the Dutch NOS public newscaster.

Stalman, 32 at the time, told the Friday night television program “Andere Tijden Sport” (Earlier Times in Sport) that her decision to take part in doping was sparked after a pre-Olympic visit to the former East Germany, where said she saw signs that many women were doping.