German athletes to sue a pharmaceuticals giantA big chunk of former East Germany athletes is planning to sue a pharmaceuticals giant over the damage they suffered under doping program of the country of the 1970s and 80s.

The 160 athletes – some of them only 10 at the time – are each claiming damages of 10,000 Euros from Jenapharm that produced the steroids on behalf of the East German government.

Professor Giselher Spitzer, a sports historian at Potsdam University who has studied the programme, said that the youngsters targeted in particular were ice skaters and gymnasts.