“Icarus” reveals the mastermind behind Russia’s doping programme

(K. Brent Tomer),

IT HAS been one of sport’s most compelling stories. News of a Russian doping programme first broke in December 2014, when the German broadcaster ARD aired a documentary in which Russian athletes described a conspiracy between coaches and drug-testers. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) took until November 2015 to publish a report: there was no smoking gun, but staff at the Moscow testing laboratory testified that the director, Grigory Rodchenkov, had destroyed samples. A second report appeared in July 2016 and left little doubt of a state-sponsored operation. It included a spreadsheet of doping protocols for Russian athletes at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, tampered bottles of urine, and instructions affecting several sports from Russian government accounts. The International…Continue reading

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