What is the name of the Russian athlete whistleblower?
Fearing for her safety, Russian 800m runner Yuliya Stepanova fled her country after she revealed the dirty secrets of doping in Russian athletics. She has been called the greatest whistleblower in the history of sport but what do people think of the athlete in her homeland?
Why is it called Russian Olympic Committee instead of just Russia?
Those athletes are competing under the name of the “Russian Olympic Committee,” or ROC for short. That’s because Russia received a two-year ban from the World Anti-Doping Agency in 2019 for its state-sponsored doping program.
What did Grigory Rodchenkov do?
Rodchenkov was the brains behind the Duchess cocktail of anabolic steroids and cover-up that turned Russia into a medal machine at the home Olympics in Sochi in 2014, topping the standings with 13 gold medals before disqualifications.
Was Grigory Rodchenkov prosecuted?
Charges against him were eventually dropped, but his sister was convicted and jailed in December 2012. At the time, Rodchenkov was the director of the Russia’s national anti-doping laboratory.
Why is Grigory Rodchenkov in hiding?
His head covered in a black balaclava, adjusting dark goggles obscuring his eyes, Grigory Rodchenkov grows anxious if any part of his face can be seen. Exposing Russia’s state-sponsorship doping scheme forced Rodchenkov into hiding in the United States five years ago.
Why did Grigory Rodchenkov go to jail?
Doping investigation in 2011 Rodchenkov was also arrested in relation to this investigation and questioned on suspicion of sourcing and selling banned drugs. Charges against him were eventually dropped, but his sister was convicted and jailed in December 2012.
Is Gregory from Icarus still alive?
Since the revelations became public, Rodchenkov has been living in hiding, under witness protection….
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Is the dissident a true story?
On 2 October, 2018, journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. By now, most people know the story ends with him never coming out again.
Where is Icarus now?
Rodchenkov’s allegations were confirmed by the independent McLaren Report, leading to Russia’s partial bans from the 2016 Summer Olympics and 2018 Winter Olympics. Since the revelations became public, Rodchenkov has been living in hiding, under witness protection.