Suspected of doping Russian athletes won more than 80 percent of medals for his country in endurance competitions at the Olympic games and the world Championships in the period from 2001 to 2012, reports the BBC , citing the British newspaper The Sunday Times and the German TV station ARD.
In the film, ARD claimed that the channel and The Sunday Times has obtained access to the results of 12 thousand blood tests 5 thousand athletes.
According to the publication, the athletes of all countries, whose doping samples caused suspicion, won a third of the medals in endurance competitions at the Olympic games and the world Championships in the period from 2001 to 2012. Despite the suspicious tests, none of the athletes was not without rewards.
It is about 146 medals, including 55 gold. With 10 medals were won suspected of doping at the 2012 Games in London. It is noted that in some types of each of the three medalists had suspicious tests.
The investigation says that for best results, athletes often use a blood transfusion and erythropoietin to increase red blood cell count. Among the suspects were 800 athletes.
It is noted that the analyses of the six-time Jamaican Olympic champion Sprinter Usain Bolt and two-time champion of the Games of the British distance runner Mo Farah, whose coach is accused of supplying performance-enhancing drugs, never aroused suspicion.
The article says that athletics is the same “dirty” sport, like Cycling, where many athletes have been caught doping.
In International Association of athletics federations (IAAF) did not challenge the authenticity of the data, noting that “the organization has always been in the forefront in the fight against doping”.
“With the introduction of the biological passport IAAF investigated more doping cases than all anti-doping organizations”, – said the representative of the IAAF.
He stressed that the organization spends about $ 2 million a year on anti-doping: “as a percentage of the annual budget is the highest indicator among all international sports federations”.
The publication stresses that cause abnormal blood samples can also be disease, training in the highlands and pregnancy.