Ready, set, scapegoat!
Russia has been vilified over athletics doping, but it is not the only miscreant in this controversy
Within hours of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s highly anticipated report on doping and corruption in international athletics, the Kremlin was quickly on the offensive, arguing that the main thrust of the claims – that Russian authorities oversaw a programme to conceal positive test results – were not supported by the evidence.
By last Thursday, however, president Vladimir Putin was ordering officials to conduct an internal investigation into international allegations of a systematic doping programme involving Russia’s...
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