It'd Almost Be Funny If It Wasn't So Serious ...
“The Federation always welcomes any information which would help fight the vice of doping. But we cannot fail to point out that the documentary is an attempt to smear our runners with unwarranted suspicion as they prepare to undertake duty for their country in Beijing, China. The unwarranted claims on the Kenyan athletes are deliberately aimed at derailing the preparations … we have instructed our legal team to study the documentary with a view of bringing legal action against the TV Station and the author.”
– Excerpt from official statement sent out by Athletics Kenya in response to the latest ARD doping report. They are confronted with video evidence of local doctors injecting athletes with EPO and their best response is that they’ll sue? AK also claims they weren’t contacted when the video shows Hajo Seppelt being sent away from their gates. Russia’s response wasn’t any better as sports minister Vitaly Mutko said, “This scandal doesn’t have to do with Russia, it has to do with the world system of track and field athletics.” This despite the fact that the documentary included recorded conversations from Russian athletes and coaches openly discussing the drugs they take.
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