Richard Rydze

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Richard Rydze
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Full nameRichard Anthony Rydze
BornMarch 15, 1950 (1950-03-15) (age 69)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Richard Anthony "Dick" Rydze (born March 15, 1950) is an American former diver who competed in the 1972 Summer Olympics. Rydze was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He competed in diving at the University of Michigan and won his silver medal while obtaining his MD at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.[1] He also served as one of the team doctors for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1985 until June 2007.[2][3]


Dr. Rydze was charged in a 185-count indictment with conspiracy to illegally distribute steroids, human growth hormone and painkillers including oxycodone on October 17, 2012[4] and appeared in U.S. Court in Pittsburgh on October 19, 2012.[2]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Richard Rydze". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 18, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Prescribing Illegal Steroids". Huffington Post. October 19, 2012.
  3. ^ Bowling, Brian (October 23, 2012). "Doctor once employed by Steelers addicted to Vicodin, says prosecutor".
  4. ^ Caniglia, John (October 20, 2012). "Former Pittsburgh Steelers team doctor accused of prescribing illegal steroids".