Berlin - By the end of October, 930 applications for compensation under the second Doping Victims Aid Act (DOHG) in the amount of 10,500 euros had been approved. According to report by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), this corresponds to an output of 9.765 million euros.
Another 291 are being processed, 93 applications have been rejected by the Federal Administration Office, it said. 120 applications are expected by the end of the year. The Federal Ministry of the Interior reported this to the parliamentary group of the Greens / Alliance 90.
However, according to the report by 57 applications from victims in the second generation, only one approved. 46 had been rejected, ten were being processed. A further extension of the deadline is not planned, said Parliamentary State Secretary Stephan Mayer (CSU) according to the FAZ.
State doping in competitive sport in the GDR was extensively publicized in the early 1990s. The Doping Victims Aid Association was founded in 1999. Since 2002 doping victims have had the opportunity to apply for financial aid from the state. DOHG 2 gave victims another four years to report.
The Bundestag member Monika Lazar, spokeswoman for sports policy in the Green Group, called for the law to be extended by another year, according to the report. A study on the long-term damage caused by the GDR's forced doping system is to be published next year. This leads to further applications, she said. All victims should be given the opportunity to apply for compensation.