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Olympic discus champion admits using anabolic steroids


DOHA, QATAR - OCTOBER 26: Detail during the women’s discus F38 final during the Evening Session on Day Five of the IPC Athletics World Championships at Suhaim Bin Hamad Stadium on October 26, 2015 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch discus thrower Ria Stalman, who retired after winning gold at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, has admitted using anabolic steroids during the final years of her career.

Stalman confessed her doping in an interview with Dutch television program Andere Tijden Sport being broadcast Friday night.

She told the show that “in the last two and a half years of my career I took a small daily dose of anabolic steroids.”

With a throw of 65.36 meters, Stalman beat American thrower Leslie Deniz into second place at the Los Angeles Games.

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