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German journalist and expert broadcaster ARD, Hyo Seppelt awarded the order “For merits before Federal Republic Germany”. About this reports Deutsche Welle.
“Where the state becomes a doping offender, there are brave journalists unable to distinguish the fact that their investigations reveal the deception, call perpetrators and require observance of the rules,” said the President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the presentation of the award.
In addition to Seppelt, the highest award in Germany was awarded the former head of the Institute of biochemistry of the Higher sports school in Cologne, which is one of the most famous anti-doping laboratories in the world, Wilhelm Sencer.
In early may Seppelt tried to refuse a visa for entry to Russia. Because of this, he would not be able to attend matches of the world Cup. However, four days later the foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas has written that the journalist was allowed to visit the world Cup.
Hyo Seppelt specializiruetsya on the investigation of the use by athletes of doping in different countries, including in Russia. From 2014 to 2016 on ARD went out of his films-the investigation of the anti-doping rule violations in Russia.
Video, photo All from Russia.