From the website Inside The Games, it appears that ARD/WRD Television’s recent documentary on doping and the leaked IAAF list of positive drug tests (that were apparently swept under the rug) has caused a delay of publication of the report by a three-man World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Commission into alleged widespread, systematised doping in Russia.
When reached, Canadian lawyer and founder of WADA Dick Pound said, “the team will not be providing interim reports on the investigation.”
The allegations – strongly denied by Russia’s Athletics Federation – were first aired last December in a series of documentaries broadcast by German broadcaster ARD.
New allegations arising from the leak of International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) data showing the results of 12,359 blood tests given by more than 5,000 athletes over an 11-year period starting in 2001 have now been made by the same TV station and the Sunday Times in London.
More than 800 athletes had given blood samples that were “highly suggestive” of doping or “abnormal”, it was reported, with a third of medals in endurance events at the Olympics and World Championships over the period, consisting of 55 golds at events including the London 2012 Olympic Games, won by athletes who submitted such samples.
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