Whistleblower Says Russian Government Aided Doping At 2014 Olympics
The former head of Russia's anti-doping program says the government told him to help athletes dope and helped hide the results at the 2014 Olympics.By Grant Suneson | May 12, 2016
Russian athletics has been under scrutiny since the World Anti-Doping Agency found evidence of widespread cheating at international competitions. Now, the architect of that doping program revealed the use of performance-enhancing drugs may have gone further than we thought.
Grigory Rodchenkov ran Russia’s anti-doping lab during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. He told The New York Times the Russian government helped dozens of its athletes hide positive tests.
Rodchenkov, an expert in performance-enhancing drugs, says he designed a drug cocktail to help athletes recover more quickly from training sessions or competition, so they’d be in better shape for later rounds of the Olympic Games.