Russia Facing Allegations of Systematic Doping

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(abc news) Russia faced explosive allegations of corruption and systematic doping on Wednesday, including the reported admission of drug use by an Olympic champion runner and cover-up and extortion involving a three-time Chicago Marathon winner.

 

Both German television channel ARD and French sports daily L’Equipe reported that Liliya Shobukhova, who won the Chicago Marathon from 2009-11 and the London race in 2010, paid the Russian athletics federation 450,000 euros ($550,000) to cover up a positive doping case.

 

ARD also appeared to show reigning Olympic 800-meter champion Maria Savinova admitting to using the banned steroid oxandrolone in an undercover video that has the woman’s face out of focus. The video was dubbed into German with the original audio track absent, but ARD said it possessed an unedited version.

 
 

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