Dopingrazzia: prosecutors investigate doping scandal against second German doctor
International doping investigators have searched a doctor's home in Rosenheim as part of Operation Aderlass. It is the second lane in the doping scandal.
In the operation Aderlass said doping case, there has been a house search with another German doctor. As the public prosecutor informed Innsbruck, prosecutors searched the house of the doctor near the Bavarian city Rosenheim and heard him. Substances related to doping allegations were not found during the search. Previously, the ARD and the Süddeutsche Zeitung had reported on it.
During the Nordic Ski World Championships in Innsbruck and Seefeld Austrian and German authorities had raided, including a German sports physician in Erfurt. He is considered the alleged mastermind of a suspected international network and is in custody in Munich. So far, the blood doping scandal has names of 21 athletes from eight countries and five nations known.
The case involves three winter sports and two summer sports. That cross-country skiing is among them is certain. In addition, there is speculation about biathlon, cycling and triathlon. Also on Hawaii blood transfusions should have been made.
The starting point for the recent house search were, according to the Innsbruck prosecutor, the statements of an accused Austrian athlete and a coach. They claimed to have received the prohibited blood doping drug Epo from the doctor. The accused as a doctor had denied the allegations and are on the loose. With him secured data will be evaluated.