Russia's race to drum out doping in sport hobbled by false starts

Adventure extreme sports bike ride Stu and Les at Ouse Viaduct in Portsmouth, United Kingdom - photo by mikedeere - Pinkbike

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Two climbers in California’s Yosemite national park make history as they reach the summit of what has been called the world’s hardest rock climb. Kevin Jorgeson and Tommy Caldwell, seen climbing here, scaled the half-mile section of exposed granite known as the Dawn Wall on El Capitan peak. Corey Rich/Aurora Photos

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The Rio Olympics are underway, and after a build-up that’s already been marred by the Russian doping scandal, officials will be on the look-out for athletes trying to gain an edge by using performa…

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Russia doping crisis: Map reveals the worst nations for doping in sport | Athletics | Sport | The Independent

Behind the glory, medals, money, and fame of big-time sports lies a complex web of controversy and deceit. Doping - the use of banned performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) to gain a competitive athletic edge - is common in many sports. While doping can improve performance, it poses huge risks for athletes' health and careers.

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