The Reports Created A Frenzy Among Journalists
A damning report released by the World Anti-Doping Agency accused Russia of running a “state-supported” doping program. It called for 5 middle-distance runners to be banned for life. Athletes who competed in the London 2012 games, some of whom won medals, should never have been able to compete according to the report.
Moscow lab chief Grigory Rodchenkov was labeled an “aider and abettor of doping activities” through his “intentional and malicious destruction” of nearly 1,500 samples. The staggering numbers behind the doping program mean it may be one of the largest cheating scandals in sports history.