Doping Report Threatens Russia’s Participation in Olympics
The results are damning. The World Anti-Doping Agency is calling for a ban on Russian athletes in next month’s Olympic Games after an investigation confirmed that Russia’s Ministry of Sport covered up 580 positive drug tests from 2011 to 2015 in a massive state-sponsored cheating scandal. Positive tests from swimmers, weightlifters and track and field athletes reportedly went missing at world championships, and samples were tampered with during 2014’s Winter Games. Vladimir Putin says he’ll suspend officials fingered by the report — but insists he wants more evidence.