Press highlights latest sports scandals
9th December 2016
More than 1,000 Russian athletes benefitted from state-sponsored doping.
In the latest of sports scandals highlighted by the news media, an explosive report reveals the astonishing scale of the Russian state-backed doping conspiracy.
The second report by Law professor Richard McLaren commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) finds the 2012 Olympics in London were “corrupted on an unprecedented scale” by Russia’s government agents and sports bodies and concludes that more than 1,000 Russian athletes from state-sponsored doping between 2011 and 2015. The findings involve more than 30 sports, including football.
There is evidence that the Russian anti-doping agency distributed a cocktail of undetectable steroids to many athletes before the London 2012 games, providing also “washout testing” during the Games.
The reports follow an in-depth investigation by UK Newspaper the Sunday Times and German broadcaster ARD/WDR published in August 2015 and piling ... Read More