Vitaly Stepanov Interview: Russian whistleblower talks about WADA, doping and corruption in Russian Anti-Doping Agency

Fascinating video interview with Russian whistleblower Vitaly Stepanov, former employee of the Russian Anti-Doping-Agency and at the same time married to doping 800-metre runner Yuliya Stepanova (1:56.99). During this 30-plus minute interview, they discuss WADA failures, doping, corruption, whistleblowing, and living in exile. Stepanov is the primary subject to the newly released book The Russian Affair by David Walsh.


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Christopher Kelsall interviews Russian whistleblower Vitaly Stepanov. Stepanov is the subject of the newly released book The Russian Affair by award-winning British journalist David Walsh.

In this interview, Stepanov talks about finding out his future wife is a doper, while he worked at the Russian Anti-Doping Agency, how corrupt Russia is, generally speaking, and some of the details of where the World Anti-Doping Agency could have acted sooner and listened to whistleblowers.