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Xue Yinxian – exiled doping whistleblower

Xue Yinxian, ex-sports doctor

The beginning of her career sounds like something out of a storybook: As a young woman, Xue Yinxian starts working at China’s national sports authority. She comes from a family of revolutionaries from the early days, is highly qualified, and has excellent prospects. She looks after the country’s top athletes and became the team doctor for the national gymnastics team. At the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, she was the chief physician of the Chinese team. Xue is now 84 years old – and is considered an enemy of the state. The reason: She publicly revealed an extensive state doping program.

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