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Lord Coe: Russian doping allegations damaging athletics’ reputation

Lord Coe: Russian doping allegations damaging athletics’ reputation | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it

Sebastian Coe claims athletics’ reputation is being disproportionately damaged by doping cases involving a small number of countries and has promised that the investigation into allegations of systematic doping in Russia will be completely independent. A programme by German ARD-TV has alleged that doping and corruption extended beyond Russia and implicated the sport’s world governing body, the IAAF, in covering up the problem.


Speaking at the IOC session in Monaco, Coe said: “You have to say that the scope and scale of these allegations takes it beyond simply a competitor deciding to step beyond the moral boundary.  “This is not in every country of the world – there are 213 federations. But you do have to say a disproportionate amount of the reputational damage is in a relatively small number of countries, and I think we have to recognise this. They are very serious allegations. The very fact that the allegations are in the public domain means that they are serious. So, we have to be very clear that this is a very, very difficult time for our sport.”


The French sports daily L’Equipe has also raised questions about meetings in Moscow hotels in 2011 between Valentin Balakhnichev, the president of the Russian athletics federation and an IAAF council member, a legal adviser to the IAAF named Habib Cisse and Massata Papa Diack – the son of Lamine Diack, president of the IAAF. Lord Coe, an IAAF vice-president, insisted Lamine Diack was fully behind the investigation but admitted the latest allegations made it a difficult time for athletics.

 

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About Renée Anne

About Renée Anne | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it

Welcome to the site "Doping In Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective." I've been deeply involved in the fight against doping in sport for over a decade and I am curating this site with the aim of providing viewers with a steady stream of breaking news and current issues globally re doping in sport.

 

I also curate 2 companion sites: "Match Fixing & Corruption in Sport - The Spider's Web http://www.scoop.it/t/match-fixing-corruption-in-sport-the-spider-s-web. I believe that these issues => Doping in Sport + Match Fixing + Corruption are all inextricably linked just like the silken threads of the Spider's Web. No matter how faint the connections may seem they need to be explored to see where they lead us.

 

And "Human Diversity in Sport: An inalienable right for all" http://www.scoop.it/t/human-diversity-in-sport-an-inalienable-right-for-all which seeks to promote acceptance and inclusion, and identify barriers that inhibit participation by all persons in the sport of their choice, specifically issues related to sex, gender and human rights. 

 

So please join me on this journey.

Feedback is always welcomed.

Renee Anne Shirley

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Will Whittaker's curator insight, September 15, 2015 12:53 PM

this is an issue that doesn't get enough attention and is a serious issue in sports. Doping needs to be taken more seriously due to the unfair advantage it gives athletes.

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At the Heart of a Vast Doping Network, an Alias - The New York Times

At the Heart of a Vast Doping Network, an Alias - The New York Times | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it
Investigators believe a man in Arizona was distributing performance-enhancing drugs on a global scale, yet no charges have been filed. His clientele included pro athletes.
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Four figures at centre of Operation Puerto scandal to face no sanction

Four figures at centre of Operation Puerto scandal to face no sanction | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it
Four figures at the centre of the Operation Puerto doping scandal will
face no further punishment from the Spanish Cycling Federation
(RFEC).
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UK Anti-Doping data a blow to Chris Froome's salbutamol defence

UK Anti-Doping data a blow to Chris Froome's salbutamol defence | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it
Three recent UKAD salbutamol cases lead to doping charges
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Commentary: The simplest explanation for Froome's salbutamol test

Commentary: The simplest explanation for Froome's salbutamol test | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it
What if the most logical explanation behind Chris Froome's anti-doping woes is that he stepped over the line?
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Philippa York blog: Chris Froome is at the centre of a Team Sky mess, not the other way around

Philippa York blog: Chris Froome is at the centre of a Team Sky mess, not the other way around | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it
'It might be their right to keep Froome racing but it isn't the right thing to do'
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Was 2017 the year British sport lost its way?

Was 2017 the year British sport lost its way? | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it
Winning is not enough - how British sporting success is achieved matters more than ever.
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Sprinter Nigel Levine alleged to have failed drugs test

Sprinter Nigel Levine alleged to have failed drugs test | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it
EXCLUSIVE BY MATT LAWTON: British athletics was in meltdown on Friday night amid claims from inside the sport that sprinter Nigel Levine had failed a drugs test.
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MARTIN SAMUEL: The sad truth is we can't trust cycling any more

MARTIN SAMUEL: The sad truth is we can't trust cycling any more | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it
MARTIN SAMUEL: They're all at it. How many times have you heard that said? How many times has a sport, an entire Olympic movement, been damned by presumption and ignorance?
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Why do so many elite athletes have asthma?

Why do so many elite athletes have asthma? | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it
Simon Yates tested positive for asthma medication, while studies found a third of Team Sky’s riders and 70% of the top British swimmers have the condition
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Tyson Fury free to resume boxing career after compromise reached with Ukad

Tyson Fury free to resume boxing career after compromise reached with Ukad | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it
Tyson Fury is free to resume his boxing career after reaching an agreement over a backdated two-year doping ban.
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Hard not to conclude threat of massive lawsuit brought UKAD to the table after bungling this one badly & the two Furys' decided to take back dated 2-year sanctions which means they are cleared immediately and can get back in the ring...IMO UKAD does NOT come out of this smelling like a rose...On the contrary their halo and appearance of efficiency have been severely diminished.
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Vladimir Putin and Thomas Bach: the unlikely Olympic power couple

Vladimir Putin and Thomas Bach: the unlikely Olympic power couple | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it
The Russian president and the head of the IOC have enjoyed a close and mutually beneficial relationship at the heart of global sport politics
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Liam Morgan: Bach can claim line been drawn under Russian doping crisis but Rodchenkov will live with target on his back for rest of his life

Liam Morgan: Bach can claim line been drawn under Russian doping crisis but Rodchenkov will live with target on his back for rest of his life | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it

As International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach began to take questions from the world’s media after announcing the
long-awaited decisi...

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Chris Froome doping investigation looks set to go beyond Tour de France | Sport | The Guardian

Chris Froome doping investigation looks set to go beyond Tour de France | Sport | The Guardian | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it
Chris Froome’s doping case is likely to remain unresolved beyond this year’s Tour de France, meaning his participation in the event could be subject to a legal battle
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Four figures at centre of Operation Puerto scandal to face no sanction

Four figures at centre of Operation Puerto scandal to face no sanction | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it
Four figures at the centre of the Operation Puerto doping scandal will
face no further punishment from the Spanish Cycling Federation
(RFEC).
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Banned testosterone patches were ordered at Team Sky HQ | Daily

Banned testosterone patches were ordered at Team Sky HQ | Daily | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it
EXCLUSIVE BY MATT LAWTON: Team Sky and British Cycling are facing their biggest crisis amid claims an order for a banned substance was made from the National Cycling Centre.
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Winter Olympics 2018: doping happens more often than you think

Winter Olympics 2018: doping happens more often than you think | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it
Athletes are using new technologies and exploiting gray areas in doping rules to boost their performance.
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Jacob Larsson's curator insight, February 20, 12:52 AM
"German broadcaster ARD revealed this month that an analysis of tests from more than 2,000 winter athletes between 2001 and 2010 showed that 46 percent of medal winners in international cross-country ski competitions returned at least one abnormal drug test. More than 50 of these athletes qualified for the games in South Korea." This number actually shocked the crap out of me, I would be doubling down on drug testing these athletes as the use of drugs or doping complexly ruins sport, it seems like there are so many people cheating that if you truly want to compete you have no choice but to cheat. 

Athletes are currently looking for "tiny edges" as this article explains, any little help they can get that is almost un-measurable in labs. 

"When deciding whether to ban a substance or technique from athletic competition, anti-doping authorities weigh three criteria: 1) Does it enhance performance? 2) Does it have the potential to harm health? and 3) Does it violate the spirit of the sport?" Substances such as steroids or amphetamines should under no circumstance ever be aloud in sport and if you are caught using these performance enhancers you can be banned from competing in sports as well as losing sponsor-ships and any medals or trophies you may have won can be stripped away as well. 

Human biology also makes it extremely hard to catch cheaters as when measuring testosterone is it equal to your epitestosterone but this is not always the case as many different people and body types have tons of differentiation. Athletes are getting smarter about the ways the cheat and technology is getting better and better every single day making it easier and easier for athletes to get away with cheating. 

"We aren’t going to solve doping anytime soon, or ever" This is the final headline from the article and it's sad to say but I have to agree. People want to win, its in our nature and some people will try to win no matter the cost, with the technology we have available today as well as manipulating the lab results with our own human biology it still is very difficult to catch cheaters and I think this will remain a huge issue in sports for years to come.

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IOC hopeful of new tests to allow longer detection-window revealing doping in endurance sports

IOC hopeful of new tests to allow longer detection-window revealing doping in endurance sports | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it
New drug tests will be developed soon to help detect use of
erythropoietin (EPO) over a far longer period, International Olympic
Committee (IOC) medic...
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The IOC’s Russian problem: exclusion was never an option

The IOC’s Russian problem: exclusion was never an option | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) never wanted to exclude Russia from the Olympic Games, and lacks the required evidence to sanction its athletes for anti-doping rule violations (ADRVs). In this article, Andy Brown looks at the reasons why. Tomorrow, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will almost certainly rule that the International Olympic Committee …
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Top Investigator Details Efforts to Undermine Russian Doping Probe - Sports Integrity Initiative

Top Investigator Details Efforts to Undermine Russian Doping Probe - Sports Integrity Initiative | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it
By David Epstein ProPublica, Aug. 4, 2016, 8 a.m. • This article was originally published on ProRepublica’s internet site on 4 August. To access the original, please click here. In a blistering public critique on the eve of the Olympics, the former chief investigator for the World Anti-Doping Agency claims his efforts to investigate Russian …
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Paul Kimmage: The greatest ever or just another drug cheat? After all the bullshit, why should we care? - Independent.ie

Paul Kimmage: The greatest ever or just another drug cheat? After all the bullshit, why should we care? - Independent.ie | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it
'Chris Froome's secret battle: Eight doctors, six clinics, four countries and five different illnesses . . . the remarkable personal struggle of Great Britain's Tour de France champion.
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WADA Cracks Down on the Abuse of Asthma Drugs by Athletes in 2017 - Roidvisor - Your reliable guide in Steroids

WADA Cracks Down on the Abuse of Asthma Drugs by Athletes in 2017 - Roidvisor - Your reliable guide in Steroids | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) published its 2017 Prohibited List (of performance-enhancing drugs) on September 29, 2016. Perhaps the most notable change to the list was WADA’s apparent crack down on the abuse of asthma drugs by athletes. The new 2017 Prohibited List made it clear that ALL long- and short-acting, selective and non-selective beta-2 …
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Chris Froome fights to save career after failed drugs test result

Chris Froome fights to save career after failed drugs test result | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it
UK’s most successful road cyclist fights for reputation after returning adverse analytical finding after drugs test during victory in the Vuelta
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Tyson Fury urges UKAD to do the ‘right thing’

Tyson Fury urges UKAD to do the ‘right thing’ | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it
Tyson Fury has urged UK Anti-Doping to do the “right thing” when his protracted hearing finally restarts. Confusion reigned on Monday as his hearing appeared to meet with yet another delay, despite being scheduled to restart after a four-month wait. Neither Fury or UKAD arrived at a planned arbitration panel in London, leaving the boxer's status shrouded in mystery.
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Investigator: Russia sanctions not all that harsh

Investigator: Russia sanctions not all that harsh | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it
The law professor who headed the independent investigation that confirmed the scope of systemic sports doping in Russia told ESPN the sanctions on Russia may still enable a "vast majority" of Russian winter athletes to compete at the Pyeongchang Games.
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Shame on the IOC as MoS revealed Russia drugs cheats four years ago

Shame on the IOC as MoS revealed Russia drugs cheats four years ago | Doping in Sport - A Jamaican Insider's Perspective | Scoop.it
The International Olympic Committee were told about Russia's state-supported doping plot in July 2013, and did nothing to stop it — something they have finally admitted, four and a half years later.
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