The World Anti-Doping Agency is facing perhaps its deepest crisis after a fresh wave of allegations of orchestrated doping in Russia, and the revelation of serious failings in the current drug-testing regime in the country.

The latest allegations, which widen the Russian crisis beyond athletics, already mired in scandal, come just 83 days before the start of the Rio Olympics and pose a new challenge to the integrity of the Games and global anti-doping.

The new allegations of systematic doping, and an associated cover-up, came in an interview with the New York Times by the former head of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), Grigory Rodchenkov, who claimed to have run a sophisticated doping operation in Sochi.

As well as doping 15 medallists, he also described a secret operation, co-ordinated with the Russian security service the FSB, to remove tainted samples from the official Olympic headquarters… see more

source: skynews