Athletics faces new doping crisis after ‘biggest leak’ of test results

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And ..... drum roll ..... another 10 medals to be handed back and re-awarded.

Silver and Bronze, from Beijing Olympics.

https://www.google.com.au/amp/www.evolutionary.org/sixteen-2008-beijing-medalists-disqualified-for-doping/?amp

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced sixteen athletes, including ten medalists, were disqualified on November 17 after they were found guilty for doping at the 2008 Beijing Games.



The ten medalists who competed in weightlifting, wrestling, and athletics were all found to have taken banned substances after samples were retested. The list included three silver medal winners - Russian Khasan Baroyev and Azeri Vitaliy Rahimov in Greco-Roman wrestling and Kazah weightlifter Irina Nekrassova. The seven bronze medalists included four weightlifters - Russians Khadzhimurat Akkaev (+94 kg), Ukrainian Natalya Davydova (+69), Dmitry Lapikov (+105), and Kazak Mariya Grabovetskaya (+75), Greco-Roman wrestler Asset Mambetov of Kazakhstan, Ukrainian pole vaulter Denys Yurchenko and Greek triple jumper Chrysopigi Devetzi. The six others disqualified were weightlifters and athletes from Russia, Azerbaidjan, Belarus, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.

The 31-year-old Akkaev who competed in the men’s 94kg weightlifting event, has been disqualified from the Olympic Games Beijing 2008, in which he ranked 3rd and for which he was awarded a bronze medal. Reanalysis of Akkaev’s samples from Beijing 2008 resulted in a positive test for the prohibited substance Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (Turinabol). Akkaev was found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation pursuant to the IOC Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in Beijing in 2008 (presence and/or use of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in an athlete’s bodily specimen).

The 33-year-old Baroyev also delivered a positive test for the prohibited substance Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (Turinabol). Davydova, who was awarded a bronze medal, also delivered a positive test for the prohibited substance Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (Turinabol). Devetzi delivered a positive test for the prohibited substance Stanozolol. Mariya Grabovetskaya delivered a positive test for the prohibited substances Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (Turinabol), Oxandrolone, and Stanozolol.

Iryna Kulesha, who competed in the women’s 75kg weightlifting event, was disqualified after testing positive for the prohibited substance Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (Turinabol). Dmitry Lapikov, who competed in the men’s 105kg weightlifting event, has been disqualified from the Olympic Games Beijing 2008, tested positive for the prohibited substance Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (Turinabol). Asset Mambetov, who competed in the men’s 84-96kg Greco-Roman wrestling event, has been disqualified from the Olympic Games Beijing 2008, delivered a positive test for the prohibited substance Stanozolol. Maya Maneza, who did not started the competition for an unknown reason after deciding to compete in the women’s +63kg weightlifting event, delivered a positive test for the prohibited substance Stanozolol. Irina Nekrassova, who competed in the women’s 63kg weightlifting event, delivered a positive test for the prohibited substance Stanozolol.

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Another 2 gold medals stripped, this time the same weight-lifter from two Olympics.

I guess when you are on a good thing ...

http://www.espn.com/olympics/story/_/id/18122377/kazakhstan-weightlifter-ilya-ilyin-stripped-two-olympic-gold-medals

"ASTANA, Kazakhstan -- Kazakhstan says weightlifter Ilya Ilyin, one of the sport's biggest names, has been stripped of his two Olympic gold medals.

The Kazakhstan Olympic Committee said in a statement that it has received formal notification from the International Olympic Committee stripping Ilyin of the gold medals he won in 2008 and 2012, both in the 94-kilogram class. The IOC has yet to comment.

Samples Ilyin gave at the Beijing and London games were retested this year, using improved detection techniques as part of an IOC program to catch drug cheats who escaped detection at the time. The reanalysis found traces of the banned steroids stanozolol and turinabol in Ilyin's samples, the International Weightlifting Federation said in June."
 

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This whole process is flawed - Unless you drug test every competitor in every event, then you potentially give drug cheats a free Olympic Medal. We have cases whether athletes down to 9th place have now received a bronze medal - It's a pity that usually only the three medallists and one or two selected athletes are tested at each event - Handing medals down is one of the most inane suggestions ever made by the IOC.
 

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This whole process is flawed - Unless you drug test every competitor in every event, then you potentially give drug cheats a free Olympic Medal. We have cases whether athletes down to 9th place have now received a bronze medal - It's a pity that usually only the three medallists and one or two selected athletes are tested at each event - Handing medals down is one of the most inane suggestions ever made by the IOC.
Eric the eel should get a medal.
 

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Another one gone, this time it is a World Championships Gold Medal. Not sure if the other two (see CAS summary) have had medals excluded.

http://www.bbc.com/sport/athletics/38151494

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"Russia's Chernova, 28, who won gold ahead of Ennis-Hill, has had her results annulled for doping.
Chernova was banned in 2015 for two years for doping, and stripped of two years of results, up to 14 August 2011.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) now says she must forfeit the world title she won two weeks later.
It comes after an analysis of her biological passport, dating back to 2009.

Cas has imposed an additional ban, and added: "All results between 15 August 2011 and 22 July 2013 are annulled and the athlete will forfeit any titles, awards, medals, points and prize and appearance money obtained during this period."
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CAS decisions summary includes two others: http://www.tas-cas.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Media_Release_4463_4464_4469.pdf

"Lausanne, 29 November 2016 – The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued decisions concerning the Russian track and field athletes Tatyana Chernova, Ekaterina Sharmina and Kristina Ugarova.​

All three athletes have been found to have committed an Anti-doping Rule Violation (ADRV) pursuant to Rule 32.2 of the International Athletics Federation (IAAF) Competition Rules after analysis of their Athlete Biological Passports (ABP) showed evidence of blood doping.

Tatyana Chernova is sanctioned with a period of ineligibility of three years and eight months, beginning on 5 February 2016. Ms Chernova’s period of suspension from 22 July 2013 until 21 July 2015, previously imposed by the Russian Anti-doping Agency (RUSADA), is to be deducted from this sanction. All results achieved by Tatyana Chernova between 15 August 2011 and 22 July 2013 are annulled and the athlete will forfeit any titles, awards, medals, points and prize and appearance money obtained during this period.

Ekaterina Sharmina is sanctioned with a period of ineligibility of three years, beginning on 7 December 2015. All results achieved by Ekaterina Sharmina between 17 June 2011 and 5 August 2015 are annulled and the athlete will forfeit any titles, awards, medals, points and prize and appearance money obtained during this period.

Kristina Ugarova is sanctioned with a period of ineligibility of two years, beginning on 7 September 2015. All results achieved by Kristina Ugarova between 26 June 2012 and 25 December 2012 are annulled and the athlete will forfeit any titles, awards, medals, points and prize and appearance money obtained during this period. The collection of the blood samples for these athletes started many years ago (dating back to 2009 for Ms Chernova, to 2011-2012 for the others), but the analysis of the blood values and of the Biological Passports was conducted in 2015.

In February 2016, the IAAF, with the agreement of the athletes, referred the cases to the CAS in order for it to act as a first instance decision-making authority, substituting for the All-Russia Athletics Federation (ARAF), which was suspended at the time these matters were ready to be adjudicated (and which remains suspended). The Arbitral Awards will be published on the CAS website in a few days."​
 

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This whole process is flawed - Unless you drug test every competitor in every event, then you potentially give drug cheats a free Olympic Medal. We have cases whether athletes down to 9th place have now received a bronze medal - It's a pity that usually only the three medallists and one or two selected athletes are tested at each event - Handing medals down is one of the most inane suggestions ever made by the IOC.
WADA would probably agree with you there - only they are asking for more $ to expand programs. Part of the general s**t-fight that is going on at the moment.
 

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WADA would probably agree with you there - only they are asking for more $ to expand programs. Part of the general s**t-fight that is going on at the moment.
I like one of Ings ideas in regards to this and cut down the number of labs to gain greater cost efficiencies.

Suspect someone who does not understand economies of scales, fixed and variable costs (and thus marginal cost and relevant costs) has determined how much a single test costs currently than just multipled this out to determine how much X number of tests would cost. Than just decided testing everyone would be too expensive.

I suspect however that most of the cost of testing (setting up labs, training staff etc) are largely fixed (and sunked) thus the actual difference between testing 2 or 3 atheltes in a competition and every athelte is actually rather trivial. To determine this though would mean a rethink of the entire costing system.
 
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As the date for pt II of the Russian doping program report looms, Putin continues to announce the anti-doping improvements.

Testers to get access to military cities (where athletes hole up, er, I mean train), jail time for coaches and medical staff who "coerce" athletes to dope - it's all looking rosy for Russian athletes in the New Year!

Definition of "coerce" coild be a good read.

What would be fun then, would be to push for a Russian team in the AFL - with all those new rules, the AFL could cut back on some of the carpet sweeping!

New Anti-Doping System Pledged By Putin

In his annual Kremlin speech to parliament and the nation, President Putin remarked the law would assist athletes to take part in August's World Championships in London. Putin said in his annual state of the nation address that every cloud has a silver lining. Putin added he is convinced that the so-called doping scandal will help us to create the most advanced system to fight this evil. Last month, the President of Russia signed a law that introduces prison terms for coaches and medical staff who coerce athletes into making the use of banned performance enhancing drugs.

Reputation of the country suffered a setback ever since a report by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) revealed evidence of state-sponsored doping that saw the athletics team of Russia and the entire Paralympics squad getting sidelined from the Rio Olympics this year. The initial ban has twice been extended, in March and June this year.

Canadian law professor Richard McLaren's report commissioned by WADA released in July just before the Rio Games saw the country's athletes lose their chances of competing in the Olympics. A new McLaren report on Russian sport is to be released on December 9.

A report by Germany's ARD television and France's Le Monde newspaper had revealed that the son (Papa Massata Diack) of former IAAF President Lamine Diack took millions of euros from Russian competitors in return for "total protection" from failed doping tests. It was reported that six athletes each paid between €300,000 and €700,000 ($318,000-$740,000) to top officials including Papa Massata who is hiding in his native Senegal and wanted by French authorities. ARD remarked the organized cover-up of suspected doping in the world of track and field has as such assumed a previously unimagined scale. The German broadcaster added it is once again primarily athletes from one nation under scrutiny: Russia.

A few weeks back, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko promised full access to anti-doping prosecutors to military cities that are normally closed to members of the public although often listed as training bases by many Russian athletes.

Russian Olympic Committee president Alexander Zhukov recently remarked Russia should be allowed to take part in all international competition again.

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the world governing body of track and field, recently extended ban on the country until at least February. Rune Andersen, the head of the IAAF taskforce set up to assess Russia's anti-doping progress, said Russia was still not yet ready to return. Andersen, who delivered a report to the IAAF's ruling council, remarked his team would now visit Moscow in January after McLaren delivers his final report into Russia's doping program. Andersen said he will submit his report the following month. The Norwegian added at that time it hopes to be able to identify a clear roadmap and timetable for Russian athletics federation's reinstatement.
 

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As the date for pt II of the Russian doping program report looms, Putin continues to announce the anti-doping improvements.

Testers to get access to military cities (where athletes hole up, er, I mean train), jail time for coaches and medical staff who "coerce" athletes to dope - it's all looking rosy for Russian athletes in the New Year!

Definition of "coerce" coild be a good read.

What would be fun then, would be to push for a Russian team in the AFL - with all those new rules, the AFL could cut back on some of the carpet sweeping!

New Anti-Doping System Pledged By Putin

In his annual Kremlin speech to parliament and the nation, President Putin remarked the law would assist athletes to take part in August's World Championships in London. Putin said in his annual state of the nation address that every cloud has a silver lining. Putin added he is convinced that the so-called doping scandal will help us to create the most advanced system to fight this evil. Last month, the President of Russia signed a law that introduces prison terms for coaches and medical staff who coerce athletes into making the use of banned performance enhancing drugs.

Reputation of the country suffered a setback ever since a report by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) revealed evidence of state-sponsored doping that saw the athletics team of Russia and the entire Paralympics squad getting sidelined from the Rio Olympics this year. The initial ban has twice been extended, in March and June this year.

Canadian law professor Richard McLaren's report commissioned by WADA released in July just before the Rio Games saw the country's athletes lose their chances of competing in the Olympics. A new McLaren report on Russian sport is to be released on December 9.

A report by Germany's ARD television and France's Le Monde newspaper had revealed that the son (Papa Massata Diack) of former IAAF President Lamine Diack took millions of euros from Russian competitors in return for "total protection" from failed doping tests. It was reported that six athletes each paid between €300,000 and €700,000 ($318,000-$740,000) to top officials including Papa Massata who is hiding in his native Senegal and wanted by French authorities. ARD remarked the organized cover-up of suspected doping in the world of track and field has as such assumed a previously unimagined scale. The German broadcaster added it is once again primarily athletes from one nation under scrutiny: Russia.

A few weeks back, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko promised full access to anti-doping prosecutors to military cities that are normally closed to members of the public although often listed as training bases by many Russian athletes.

Russian Olympic Committee president Alexander Zhukov recently remarked Russia should be allowed to take part in all international competition again.

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the world governing body of track and field, recently extended ban on the country until at least February. Rune Andersen, the head of the IAAF taskforce set up to assess Russia's anti-doping progress, said Russia was still not yet ready to return. Andersen, who delivered a report to the IAAF's ruling council, remarked his team would now visit Moscow in January after McLaren delivers his final report into Russia's doping program. Andersen said he will submit his report the following month. The Norwegian added at that time it hopes to be able to identify a clear roadmap and timetable for Russian athletics federation's reinstatement.
I wouldn't trust anything Putin says.
He was part of the old soviet Union that used sport and Chess as political tools.
 

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If you doped at the Beijing Olympics and haven't been caught up in the retesting, congratulations, you have officially and successfully gotten away with cheating.

Yay you!!

We can now draw a line through Beijing Olympics doping.

It also drives home a point to the AFL who have been hammering hard through their their accredited media, to draw a line through the "EFC 34" saga - the "AFL doping saga" is not over until all those retained, AFL samples can no longer be retested.

Although ... it would have to be either ASADA or WADA requesting the retesting, can't see the AFL doing what the IOC have been doing.

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-08/beijing-london-olympics-positive-re-tests-top-100-more-expected/8102396?pfmredir=sm

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IOC medical director Richard Budgett said re-tests for Beijing were now finished due to a statute of limitation but he said he expected more positive tests from the London Games to emerge in the coming weeks and months.
...

The IOC regularly re-tests samples from past Olympics as it looks to stop cheats from competing in the next Games by using newer detection methods or looking for substances that were unknown at the time.

The re-tests for London will continue until the Tokyo 2020 Games.
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A pre-emptive strike before the release of McLaren's second report on Russian Doping, due later today.

Only this time it is WADA, not hackers, the Russian government or the IOC, getting in first.

Warming up the popcorn for the publishing of the report, sometime tonight ...


https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/dec/08/wada-systemic-doping-russia#img-1

Wada intent on proving systemic doping is not limited to Russia

The World Anti-Doping Agency’s chief investigator has set his sights on exposing systemic doping in countries other than Russia but admits a lack of resources means he already has a backlog of cases only two months into his new job.

Gunter Younger, who worked with Dick Pound and Prof Richard McLaren on last year’s independent commission report that exposed the staggering scale of Russia’s doping before he joined Wada full-time in October, told the Guardian he planned to run more big cases in future but was already having to pick his battles.

“I fully agree that it can’t be just Russia,” Younger said when asked whether there needed to be further independent commissions into countries such as Kenya, Ethiopia and Turkey. “There are other countries and it is only fair to address them. Of course as soon as it becomes public it’s harder to find evidence, so I will not mention which we will address next. But I can assure you we are developing strategies to address these problems.”
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And... it's out in the wild.

https://www.wada-ama.org/en/media/news/2016-12/wada-publishes-independent-mclaren-investigation-report-part-ii

WADA publishes Independent McLaren Investigation Report Part II

9 December 2016, Montreal, Canada -- The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) acknowledges receipt of, and publishes the link to the:

During the press conference, Professor Richard H. McLaren will detail the findings of his mandate that was extended following Report Part I on 18 July 2016.

On 18 May 2016, Professor McLaren was appointed by WADA as the Independent Person (IP) to head an investigative team charged with determining the facts with respect to the allegations of manipulation of doping control samples and other allegations made by Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov, the former Director of the WADA-accredited Moscow Laboratory.

WADA will issue a Media Release in response to Report Part II’s findings shortly after the press conference.​

Report download:

https://www.wada-ama.org/en/resources/doping-control-process/mclaren-independent-investigation-report-into-sochi-allegations-0
 

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And... it's out in the wild.

https://www.wada-ama.org/en/media/news/2016-12/wada-publishes-independent-mclaren-investigation-report-part-ii

WADA publishes Independent McLaren Investigation Report Part II

9 December 2016, Montreal, Canada -- The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) acknowledges receipt of, and publishes the link to the:

During the press conference, Professor Richard H. McLaren will detail the findings of his mandate that was extended following Report Part I on 18 July 2016.

On 18 May 2016, Professor McLaren was appointed by WADA as the Independent Person (IP) to head an investigative team charged with determining the facts with respect to the allegations of manipulation of doping control samples and other allegations made by Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov, the former Director of the WADA-accredited Moscow Laboratory.

WADA will issue a Media Release in response to Report Part II’s findings shortly after the press conference.​

Report download:

https://www.wada-ama.org/en/resources/doping-control-process/mclaren-independent-investigation-report-into-sochi-allegations-0
What are the chances of thewebsite crashing not based on hits overloading?
 

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Hmmm ... now where have we heard this before?

Page 35: 2.2 Individual Russian Athletes

" ...
The different types of evidence provided with respect to any individual athlete are
like strands in a cable. It will be up to each Results Management Authority to determine whether the provided strands of evidence, standing alone or together build a sufficiently strong cable to support an ADRV in an individual case.
Alternatively, the information may simply provide intelligence of that athlete as
“benefit[ing] from alleged manipulations to conceal positive doping tests” and may inform possible future targeted testing by the federation.
The strands of evidence the IP reports on are discussed below.
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Coninues on from Page 36 ...

Edit - then add this from page 47:
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It is unknown whether athletes knowingly or unknowingly participated in the processes involved. However they may be part of the conspiracy.

Whether the conduct of the athletes who knowingly participated in the Russian doping and doping cover up program is described as “complicity” or “conspiracy,” either way it constitutes an anti-doping rule violation.

Together, all of these parties were implicated parts amounting to a conspiracy with a common goal – to use doping products, and then cover up their use.

As has been fully described in this Report, each party had a role to play in the conspiracy.
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What's the chance of professor Mclaren getting poked by the end of an umbrella.
Alleged enemies of the Russion state do die in mysterious circumstances.
Russia hates the truth coming out in cases like this or any cases that doesn't show it in a good light
Hmmm ... now where have we heard this before?

Page 35: 2.2 Individual Russian Athletes

" ...
The different types of evidence provided with respect to any individual athlete are
like strands in a cable. It will be up to each Results Management Authority to determine whether the provided strands of evidence, standing alone or together build a sufficiently strong cable to support an ADRV in an individual case.
Alternatively, the information may simply provide intelligence of that athlete as
“benefit[ing] from alleged manipulations to conceal positive doping tests” and may inform possible future targeted testing by the federation.
The strands of evidence the IP reports on are discussed below.
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Coninues on from Page 36 ...

Edit - then add this from page 47:
"...
It is unknown whether athletes knowingly or unknowingly participated in the processes involved. However they may be part of the conspiracy.

Whether the conduct of the athletes who knowingly participated in the Russian doping and doping cover up program is described as “complicity” or “conspiracy,” either way it constitutes an anti-doping rule violation.

Together, all of these parties were implicated parts amounting to a conspiracy with a common goal – to use doping products, and then cover up their use.

As has been fully described in this Report, each party had a role to play in the conspiracy.
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They could well go down the route of the Essendon players by saying they didn't know what they were being ejected with.
 

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The probably didn't and they probably didn't ask either, or declare on the DCF, and probably had assurances that it's all above board...

As if it mattters....
Looking at some of the strategies that were implemented over time (as anti-doping processes) improved, it's still possible - but some of those solutions would have started to be pretty obvious ... if you had a mind to actually ask what was going on/ So looking like many similarities. Just run much better!
 

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And... it's out in the wild.

https://www.wada-ama.org/en/media/news/2016-12/wada-publishes-independent-mclaren-investigation-report-part-ii

WADA publishes Independent McLaren Investigation Report Part II

9 December 2016, Montreal, Canada -- The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) acknowledges receipt of, and publishes the link to the:

During the press conference, Professor Richard H. McLaren will detail the findings of his mandate that was extended following Report Part I on 18 July 2016.

On 18 May 2016, Professor McLaren was appointed by WADA as the Independent Person (IP) to head an investigative team charged with determining the facts with respect to the allegations of manipulation of doping control samples and other allegations made by Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov, the former Director of the WADA-accredited Moscow Laboratory.

WADA will issue a Media Release in response to Report Part II’s findings shortly after the press conference.​

Report download:

https://www.wada-ama.org/en/resources/doping-control-process/mclaren-independent-investigation-report-into-sochi-allegations-0
You must have Google alerts set up on this stuff, surely. You are often first in with the news!
 

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You must have Google alerts set up on this stuff, surely. You are often first in with the news!
WADA published it straight to their Facbook page and some of the European news sites were already running with it.

With all the hacking news it looks like WADA were on the front foot - even to the point of doing pre-emptive strikes the day before, with one of the investigators leading with wanting to expand to other countries.

It's been one of Russia's responses all along, that this was politically targeted, so leading with "We now want to go after the others" and THEN dropping pt II on it's agreed date - it's almost like trying to take the political sting out of it.

I do have a search window setup for CAS/ ASADA / WADA though, that I run a couple of times a week. :oops:

Ings' twitter feed is a good source of published stories from all over.
That basic search was also where the Justice for 34 stuff was popping up. A lot. They are really chasing coverage. Not sure it's in the best interests of the players anymore though.
 

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Not sure it's in the best interests of the players anymore though.
It certainly is not, and I can't imagine anyone with connections to the current players or the club thinking this is worth pursuing. Even past players I think would want to avoid this kind of publicity and would discourage their connections from doing the same.
 

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