Irrefutable archival evidence proves that, during the 1970s, the communist East German government systematically administered anabolic steroids to its Olympic women's swim team, which won 11 out of 13 possible gold medals in Montreal in 1976.
At the time, U.S. swimmer Shirley Babashoff called attention to the East Germans' deep voices, bulging necks and other indicia of doping -- only to be told to shush. American Olympic officials apologetically sent flowers to the East Germans.
Thereafter, an unwritten rule discouraged athletes from calling out even obviously doped competitors, lest they be ostracized like "Surly Shirley."
Now, 40 years later, an athletes' revolt against institutionalized Olympic hypocrisy about doping has broken out at the Rio Games, as a new generation of swimmers refuses to keep quiet. It's like Prague Spring, in Speedos.