German rider Peter Schumacher went on trial in Stuttgart on Wednesday (April 10) following his recent doping admission. In an interview with German magazine Der Spiegel last month, Schumacher said that doping was part of his training just like eating a "plate of pasta". Schumacher tested positive for the blood-boosting drug EPO-CERA at the 2008 Tour de France and the Beijing Olympic Games but had always previously denied cheating. He was given a two-year ban, which was later reduced.
Dora Ratjen mugshot. Born a male but raised as a female, Ratjen competed on the female German track team. He set a world record for the high jump at the 1938 European Athletics Championships, but competed as a female at that event. His true identity was discovered while riding on a train headed for Cologne.
Germany unveiled colorful uniforms for its Sochi Winter Olympics team at a runway show in Düsseldorf on Tuesday. Some are saying that the rainbow clad uniforms are a subtle political statement against Russia’s anti-gay policies. | The German Olympic Uniforms Are Basically Pride Flags