Cameron van der Burgh’s coach Dirk Lange angry over China dope claims


The former head coach of SA swimming‚ Dirk Lange‚ is threatening to sue over accusations that he is helping swimmers from China to dope ahead of the 2016 Rio Games.

The Sunday Telegraph in Britain reported that some of the China’s top swimmers‚ including two who have previously tested positive for drugs‚ have moved their pre-Olympic camp to a “discreet location” in Turkey.

The report said they were training in a programme run by “controversial German swim coach Dirk Lange”.

It quoted another swim coach‚ Bill Sweetenham‚ questioning if China had chosen the venue to evade drug tests.

In a statement posted on the Dirk Lange Personal Training GmbH page on Facebook on Wednesday‚ Lange hit out at the UK accusations.

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