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‘They don’t want to open up a can of worms’: Lisa Curry blasts the IOC and says she is OWED a silver medal after a drug cheat scandal at the 1980 Moscow Games

by ZwemZa on May 19th, 2019

Lisa Curry feels she is owed a silver medal from the 1980 Moscow Games, and is determined to get an official acknowledgement in the Olympic records.

The Australian swimmer, who placed fifth in the 100 metre butterfly, claims she has ‘proof’ the gold, silver and bronze medalists in the race were ‘doping‘.

‘They don’t want to open up a can of worms,’ said Lisa, 57, of both the International and Australian Olympic Committees to The Daily Telegraph on Sunday.

'They don't want to open up a can of worms': Lisa Curry blasted the Olympic Committee on Sunday and said she's OWED a silver medal after a 'doping' scandal at the 1980 Moscow Games

‘They don’t want to open up a can of worms’: Lisa Curry blasted the Olympic Committee on Sunday and said she’s OWED a silver medal after a ‘doping’ scandal at the 1980 Moscow Games

‘All we need is an acknowledgment from the people at the top of the Olympic ladder and they are not prepared to do it.’

The athlete said she would like a ‘commemorative type of medal that’s actually presented to us in a sporting environment’.

She also claimed the committees’ 10-year statute of limitations for investigating doping offenses is an ‘excuse’ to avoid ‘opening a can of worms’.

Lisa, who placed fifth in the 100 metre butterfly, claims she has 'proof' the gold, silver and bronze medalists were 'doping', and she 'should have come second'. Pictured Lisa in 1984

'All we need is an acknowledgment from the people at the top of the Olympic ladder and they are not prepared to do it,' said Lisa to The Sunday Telegraph. Pictured Lisa in 1982

‘All we need is an acknowledgment from the people at the top of the Olympic ladder and they are not prepared to do it,’ said Lisa to The Sunday Telegraph. Pictured left in 2019, right in 1982

Lisa believes the gold, silver and bronze medalists in her 100 metre butterfly, who were all from the former East German Democratic Republic, were ‘taking drugs’.

She previously told the Herald Sun in 2017: ‘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 the silver.’

It has previously been claimed that ‘doping was common practice across East German professional sport’ at the time of the 1980 Moscow Games.

The Daily Telegraph also claimed on Sunday to have a copy of a letter sent to Lisa, containing court documents which allegedly confirm her beliefs.

It is claimed the documents state that ‘three Olympic medal winners in the women’s 100m fly had been given anabolic androgenic steroids’.

Lisa concluded that above all, 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.’

Daily Mail Australia has contacted the Olympic Committee for comment.

Joshua Fox | Daily Mail Australia

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