WADA Athlete Committee Leader Beckie Scott Calls for Investigation of all Russian Sports
Beckie Scott © Pam Doyle
November 21, 2015 – Canada’s Beckie Scott, a WADA athlete committee leader, is calling for an investigation into all Russian sports after an inquiry into the country’s Track and Field program revealed a widespread doping scandal and was subsequently found non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code and banned from competition (read our coverage here
According to newser.com, WADA president Craig Reedie agreed with Scott that all Russian sports, as well as all sports worldwide need to be put under scrutiny, but the biggest hurdle is finding funding for the undertaking. Read the full article here.
Scott is a former Olympic XC skier who was personally affected by doping when she won bronze at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games, only to be awarded the gold retroactively when both Russian women who finished ahead of her tested positive for banned substances.
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