Dancing On Ice judge Katarina Witt says her country's secret police spied on her during her most intimate moments, including while she was having sex. The East German figure skater's movements were monitored and recorded by the notorious Stasi for 17 years. They were determined the two-time Olympic gold medalist must not defect to the West. The year-old told the Daily Mirror: 'I discovered the Stasi had me in their sights when I was an eight-year-old figure-skating student.
Dancing on Ice judge Katarina Witt claims East Germany's communist regime spied on her having sex
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She is a four-time World Champion , , , and two-time World silver medalist , Witt won six consecutive European Championships — , a feat only equalled by Sonja Henie among female skaters. Between and , Witt won ten golds from eleven major international events: two Olympics, four out of five World championships, and six European championships. Her competitive record makes her one of the most successful figure skaters of all time. There, she attended Kinder- und Jugendsportschule , a special school for athletically talented children. Witt trained 6 days a week,  sometimes for 7 hours a day with 3 hours spent on compulsory figures. Witt made her first appearance in a major international competition at the European Championships , finishing 14th at the event.
Dancing On Ice's Katarina Witt reveals secret police spied on her having sex
WHEN Katarina Witt won two Olympic gold medals, it seemed like the whole world had stopped to watch her glide to glory. On one occasion, Stasi agents even claimed to have listened in as Katarina was having sex — even recording the exact time she began and ended the intimate encounter. In , at the age of 19, she won gold at the Sarajevo Olympics and retained the title in Calgary in Known as Kati, she became as famous for her sexy costumes and stunning figure as for her theatrical skating style. It sparked rumours that the skater had cooperated with the Stasi and been given cars, a flat and perks to persuade her not to defect, all of which Katarina insists was untrue.
Witt, in an interview with the magazine Sports, said she was the target of intense scrutiny by Communist East Germany's secret police, the Stasi. Witt, the and '88 Olympic gold medalist who is attempting a comeback, was one of East Germany's best known stars, known as "Socialism's prettiest face. Excerpts of the interview were published yesterday in advance of the magazine's appearance on the newsstands later this week. Witt said her upcoming autobiography will include portions of the thorough files the Stasi kept on her, but it won't reveal the names of people who spied on her, some of whom were her friends.