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Uwe Ampler

Full name: Uwe Ampler
Gender: Male
Height: 5-11.5 (182 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: August 11, 1964 in Zerbst, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Affiliations: SC DHfK, Leipzig (GER)
Country: GDR East Germany
Sport: Cycling

Related Olympians: Son of Klaus Ampler.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

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The son of cyclist Klaus Ampler, Uwe improved on his father’s competitive record. He won two Junior World titles with the East German time trial squad, and added a gold medal in that event at the 1988 Olympics. In addition, he won the 1986 World Championships and three consecutive Peace Tours (1987-1989). Following the fall of the Iron Curtain, Ampler turned pro, but disappeared into cycling anonymity. He was sacked by Team Deutsche Telekom in 1993, but sued his former employer for supplying him with doping against his will. Ampler lost the case and returned to cycling with a fourth Peace Tour win in 1998. He tested positive for doping in a minor race in 1999, and was banned for six months, which effectively meant the end of his career.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Cycling Men's Road Race, Individual East Germany GDR 82
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Cycling Men's 100 kilometres Team Time Trial East Germany GDR 1 Gold

Men's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank M
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Cycling East Germany Final Standings 82 at 0:34

Men's 100 kilometres Team Time Trial

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1988 Summer 24 Seoul Cycling East Germany GDR Final Standings 1 1-57:47.7
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