Olympic Swimmer: After Russian Doping, 'No Confidence' Of Fair Competition In Rio
Olympic athletes from around the world are outraged at the latest doping allegations out of Russia. Earlier this week the International Olympic Committee said it retested 454 urine samples from the 2008 games in Beijing and discovered suspicious results from 31 athletes. The announcement came after an investigation from the New York Times, which showed the former head of Russia’s anti-doping lab tampered with samples to help the country’s top Olympic athletes beat drug tests.
Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson discusses Russia’s doping scandal with Here & Now’s Peter O’Dowd, who spoke with Kirsty Coventry, an Olympic swimmer from Zimbabwe. Coventry says she’s not confident the competition in Rio will be fair due to the recent doping allegations.
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