Demonising Justin Gatlin
13th September 2015
It has been a truly remarkable year. A year ago, who would have wagered that we would be familiar with Fancy Bears, be debating the benefits of kenacort and fluimucil, as well as whether meldonium has a performance-enhancing effect? This article is intended to set out some of the major developments in sports integrity, rather than list analysis or features. In itself, the sheer number of important developments is staggering.
Of course, this year The Sports Integrity Initiative has also highlighted the unfair treatment meted out to Mamadou Sakho; has highlighted potential ignorance of an overdue payable owed by Rangers; has highlighted how the IOC’s position on Russia and WADA’s position on meldonium have combined to create chaos and much, much more. Please stay tuned in the New Year for further analysis of the sports integrity issues that matter.
Today, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will consider whether the Russian athletics federation...