Historic Overview Manfred Donike


Overall Rank5022
NameManfred DONIKE
Date of birth23-Aug-1933 - Erftstadt (Nordrhein Westfalen)
Date of death21-Aug-1995 - Johannesburg-Rsa (Gauteng)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Manfred Donike - Scores by Season


1. 1955 Bismarck 172 225
2. 1959 Torpedo 0 926
3. 1960 Afri-Cola 263 146
4. 1961 Torpedo 20 530
5. 1962 Torpedo 0 852
Overall: 455 5022


Manfred Donike (23 August 1933, Köttingen, Rhine Province – 21 August 1995, on a flight from Frankfurt am Main to Johannesburg) was a German cyclist and chemist, known for his research on doping. Donike lived in Rölsdorf.

Donike studied chemistry in Cologne and graduated in 1965. By 1972, Donike had developed a procedure capable of accurate detection of banned substances and their metabolites through analysis, using gas chromatography and mass spectrometry, of urine. In 1977 he was appointed director of the Institute of Biochemistry at the German Sport University in Cologne. There he was instrumental in the development of drug tests still in use today. Today the worldwide standards in the sample preparation and the analytical methods are based in many parts on his ideas, suggestions and experiences. Donike was the leading doping expert who testified against the sprinter Ben Johnson in the 1988 sprint scandal.

In 1960 and 1961 Donike competed in the Tour de France. His son, also called Manfred, competed at the 1984 Summer Olympics.

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