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Systematic Russian doping

If there's any integrity left in sport, then Russia should be booted out of every Olympic sport and possibly more based on the revelations in a German TV documentary this week. Government-funded programmes, cover ups, ultimatums to athletes that they simply won't be good enough or picked without cheating....

The translated transcript from WDR is now available - 'Top-secret Doping: How Russia makes its Winners'

From the BBC Doping: Russia doping allegations on German TV prompt WADA investigation

The Guardian: Russia accused of athletics doping cover-up on German TV

ABC: Russian anti-doping agency will wait for official censure before investigating claims of doping

Follow the timeline of @heywoodu for a lengthy series of tweets detailing the information on the documentary, and the fallout since. Here are just a few:






Is it even anything knew? The Mail on Sunday tried to bust this open over a year ago - SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Drugs, bribery and the cover-up!

So who's going to cop the brunt of this - Russia? Does anyone really have the balls to stand up to them? The Russian Anti-Doping Agency intends to investigate itself - that's going to be as useless as FIFA investigating itself!

Russia probes systematic doping

In three years' time, will we return to the era of the Berlin Wall, when specialist events are held in Russia because nobody else will play with them, and they won't even bother to waste time drug testing anyone?

The last time I blogged about a Russian doping scandal, I received a pile of abusive comments, all from Russia defending their cheating ways. And that's why comments are now more stringently regulated. Do they plan on defending this one with their deluded diatribe?

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