Mon, 20 May, 2019
Lisa Curry blasts Olympics committee: "I have proof drug cheats beat me"
Lisa Curry has come out with allegations against the International and Australian Olympic Committee, saying she was robbed of a silver medal in the 1980 Moscow Games.
The Australian swimmer placed fifth in the 100-metre butterfly but claims to have “proof” that the gold, silver and bronze medalists in the race were “doping”.
“They don’t want to open up a can of worms,” the 57-year-old to the Daily Telegraph on Sunday.
“All we need is an acknowledgement from the people at the top of the Olympic ladder and they are not prepared to do it.”
Lisa has said that she wants a “commemorative type of medal that’s actually presented to us in a sporting environment.”
Speaking to the Herald Sun in 2017, the athlete said: “It has now been proven that all three of them (the East German swimmers) were on a drug system and therefore the English girl (4th place) would get the gold medal and I would get silver.”
According to the Daily Telegraph, the publication received copies of the letter sent to Lisa confirming her beliefs.
It’s reported that the documents allegedly state that “three Olympic medal winners in the women’s 100m fly had been given anabolic androgenic steroids.”
Lisa has said that she’d “like to be acknowledged in the record books as the second fastest clean athlete in the world for the 100m butterfly in 1980.”