Russia doping scandal

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US anti-doping chief dismisses Russian Olympic ban as a ‘farce’
The CEO of the US Anti-Doping Agency, Travis Tygart, has dismissed the punishment handed down for Russia’s state sponsored doping program as a ‘farce’

Guardian sport

31, Jul, 2021 @1:10 PM

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Athletes need to understand why Russia is so important to the IOC | Sean Ingle
Cas leniency is like Great Train Robbers getting community service, but a lesson in realpolitik may concentrate minds

Sean Ingle

21, Dec, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Russian doping whistleblower wins William Hill Sports Book of Year
Dr Grigory Rodchenkov, author of How I Brought Down Putin’s Secret Doping Empire is the winner of the 2020 William Hill Sports Book of the Year

Sean Ingle

03, Dec, 2020 @2:19 PM

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How Lamine Diack's 16-year reign in charge of IAAF led to a jail term
Diack’s corruption, covering up Russian doping cases for bribes, was discovered after police raided a Paris hotel

Sean Ingle

17, Sep, 2020 @10:12 AM

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Lamine Diack found guilty of corruption and sentenced to two years in prison
The former IAAF president Lamine Diack and other senior athletics figures have been found guilty in France of corruption, including accepting bribes to help Russians cover up doping results

Sean Ingle

16, Sep, 2020 @9:27 PM

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Russia finally opts to pay £5m fine for doping offences as it seeks way back
Russia has escaped expulsion from World Athletics – for now – after the country’s minister of sport stepped in at the last minute to guarantee it would pay a £5m fine for doping offences

Sean Ingle

30, Jul, 2020 @5:50 PM

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Alisher Usmanov’s remedy for love? New love. And a £6.8m Olympic manifesto | Marina Hyde
The Russian oligarch has moved on from Arsenal to Everton but more intriguing is his decision to buy Pierre de Coubertin’s 1892 manifesto and donate it to the Olympic Museum

Marina Hyde

12, Feb, 2020 @1:25 PM

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Russian athletes face blanket ban at Tokyo 2020 unless Rusaf admits lies
Russia has been warned that its athletes will be banned from the 2020 Olympics – unless it accepts senior officials lied to help a world champion escape a doping ban

Sean Ingle

29, Jan, 2020 @7:22 PM

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Why Britain cannot claim moral high ground after London 2012 | Barney Ronay
Few sporting nations are qualified to talk with certainty about the failings of others and, with London 2012 the most dope-ridden Olympics ever staged, Britain is not one of them

Barney Ronay

13, Dec, 2019 @4:18 PM

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Victoria Aggar resigns from Wada and says it is now ‘silencing athletes’
The former British Paralympian Victoria Aggar resigns from Wada in protest after failure to impose a blanket ban on Russia

Sean Ingle

12, Dec, 2019 @8:32 PM

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Shock among Russian athletes over Wada four-year global ban for doping
The five-time Olympic champion says the ban is a ‘blow to the reputation of clean athletes’ but adds that ‘clearly there was a basis’ for the punishment

Andrew Roth in Moscow

10, Dec, 2019 @12:55 PM

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Wada acts on Russian doping but has it gone far enough?
Caveats and compromises in the small print in Wada’s doping ban on Russia mean their athletes and footballers may yet appear at the 2020 Olympics and the 2022 World Cup

Sean Ingle

09, Dec, 2019 @8:10 PM

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