A friend came across a great interview with Sabine Busch from 2 years ago in the Thueringer Allgemeine.
Now Sabina Ascui, she is based in Bavaria and is married with two children. The interview was in reaction to a book published by an ex GDR official, Thomas Koehler called "Two Sides Of The Coin". Koehler basically downplays the state doping programme and says it was only athletes that wanted to and agreed to were doped.
The best bits below:
TA: Has Mr. Koehler lied?
Busch: It is his view of things, from his autobiography. But I have the impression that he still thinks he's a GDR sports official and is disenfranchised, in my opinion. He downplayed the State doping program. it's not as simple as he states.
TA:Have you ever taken drugs?
Busch: There was doping. Whoever said there wasn't is lying. However, it's also possible to say 'no'.
TA: Do you deny you took any yourself?
Busch: I can not rule out that I was given something. But what bothers me is that some people think they know everything that happened in the GDR
TA:What is your opinion wrong with that?
Busch: Some people think they know better than the doping methods in GDR and suggest that it was bad individuals taking drugs and good ones didnt. If it were that simple, the chapter would have closed long ago. Of course there are documents that prove the systematic doping. But I'm careful with these files too. Not every word written is true.
TA:Do you doubt the files?
Busch: Not generally. But sometimes there are things that are just glossed over and some information is simply not true. For example, it was reported that during my active days I supposedly took the contraceptive pill, wich was mandatory, because officials were worried we would get pregnant. But I have never taken the pill!
But other pills?
Busch: I had a good coach (Eberhard König) that kept us safe.
TA:When will your German records be broken?
Busch: Well many of the wordl's best have run faster than I ran, and all allegedly without doping! Germany has talent, but the conditions are not optimal as in other countries. I think young people are not so active and are lazy. And without hard training, there are no world class performances!