The big money run - African athletes on sale

The big money run - African athletes on sale

Sportschau | 04.08.2017 | 31:48 Min. | Verfügbar bis 04.08.2018 | Das Erste

For decades now, african runners have dominated long-distance track and field athletics – at the major marathons, the Olympic Games, and World championships. And now even the European championships, for many of the runners have changed nationalities. They now run for Turkey, for example, or Azerbaijan. African athletes who hire themselves out this way are lured time and again by false promises, are cheated of their prize money, housed under questionable conditions, and doping often comes into play. The profiteers are sports managers, mostly from Europe, who fatten their wallets at the expense of the athletes.

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