Report: IAAF ‘suppressed’ survey showing widespread athletics doping




The governing body of world athletics has been accused of suppressing a study that showed one third of top athletes had doped.

According to the Sunday Times, the publication of a 2011 survey led by researchers from Germany’s University of Tubingen on athletics doping was blocked from publication by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), and its authors banned from speaking about it.

After confidentially interviewing athletes at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, researchers found that up to one third of the 1,800 championship competitors had violated anti-doping rules in the previous year, the university told the newspaper. Read more…

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