Grigory Rodchenkov, already responsible for revelations about state doping, especially during the Sochi 2014 Olympics, released a book that will make a big splash about his experience at the head of the Russian branch of WADA.
A laboratory hidden in a ship during the 1984 Olympics
He says that if the USSR refused to participate in the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, it is not (only) for political reasons, but because of the doping program then underway. "I have knowingly defrauded the world's anti-doping authorities for over ten years, both to the glory of Russian athletes and also to satisfy the sports bureaucrats determined to perpetuate Russia's sporting success," he wrote in his book whose first extracts were published by the Mail on Sunday. (…) The Soviets had planned to hide a doping control laboratory on board a ship in the port of Los Angeles during the 1984 Olympic Games. (…) When Los Angeles did not allow our ship to entering the port was the last straw. The Politburo unplugged everything and boycotted the Olympics entirely. "
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