3 Aug 2015

Mass doping allegations rock athletics

From Morning Report, 7:23 am on 3 August 2015

Global athletics is in chaos after the leaking of thousands of blood tests. The information was leaked to Britain's Sunday Times and German broadcaster ARD. The news organisations showed the data to two experts, who concluded distance running was in the same state as cycling had been when Lance Armstrong won the seven Tour de France victories of which he has since been stripped. What it shows is endurance runners, suspected of doping, won a third of Olympic and world championship medals between 2001-2012.