The End of Athlete Doping
"One hopes his death marks the end of an era of state sponsored and implemented doping of athletes, many of whom were not in position to understand what was being done to them," said Richard Pound, chairman of the World Anti Doping Agency. Mr. Ewald was sentenced to 22 months in jail July 18, 2000, but given probation because of his poor health. "He was an outrageous character," said Steven Ungerleider, whose book, "Faust's Gold," details the German doping trials. "Even in the very end, he refused to apologize or even acknowledge this took place."