The Russian doping scandal is more than just doping

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Since the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) released a report in which they accused Russian athletes of doping the world has been buzzing. Rightfully so.

As a matter of fact, the findings of the report go well beyond simple violations of substance abuse policy during major International contests such as the 2012 London Olympics, which is still outrageous.

The Independent panel of WADA that led the investigation cites a widespread network of corruption, bribery and collusion between Russian sports officials and secret services. Agents of the Federal Security Service (FSB), the KGB’s successor agency, were spotted intimidating Moscow’s anti-doping labs.

The director of one of these labs, Grigory Rodchenkov, admitted that he destroyed 1,417 samples of tests in order to prevent WADA from analysing them. What is more, is that athletes who did not want to use performance enhancement drugs were coerced to do so.

The question I ask myself now, was Russia the only one doing this? How long was this going on?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Links and references:

http://www.omaha.com/opinion/washington-post-the-russian-doping-game-strayed-way-out-of/article_f52b8525-1aaa-57ef-b5c9-91bc88b103a1.html

http://kticradio.com/abc_sports/world-antidoping-agency-accuses-russia-of-massive-doping-coverup-abcid35528854/

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/general/athletics/russia-doping-crisis-the-horrible-day-a-cheating-russian-athlete-had-me-doubting-my-ability-a6729471.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/athletics/34825724

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