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West Germany had doping culture

Updated: August 5, 2013, 7:09 PM ET
Associated Press

BERLIN -- West Germany's government encouraged and covered up a culture of doping among its athletes for decades, according to a comprehensive study released Monday.

The report, titled "Doping in Germany from 1950 to today," accuses the Federal Institute of Sport Science of a central role in the government-backed attempt to dope athletes for international success.

The report states that the institute (BISp), which was formed under jurisdiction of the Interior Ministry in 1970, attempted ...

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