Sunday, August 2, 2015

Athletics faces new doping crisis after ‘biggest leak’ of test results

Athletics is facing another doping crisis after what is claimed to be the biggest ever leak of blood-test data revealed a third of medals, including 55 golds, in endurance events at Olympics and world championships between 2001 and 2012 were won by athletes who recorded suspicious tests.

The blood-doping data, detailing 12,000 tests from 5,000 athletes, was leaked to the Sunday Times and German broadcaster ARD/WRD by a whistleblower at the International Association of Athletics Federations

The newspaper claims the leak reveals “the extraordinary extent of cheating by athletes at the world’s most prestigious events”, yet alleges none of the athletes involved was stripped of their medals.

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