WADA report: Russian government complicit in doping by track and field athletes

November 10, 2015 11:20 AM

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WADA report: Russian government complicit in doping by track and field athletes

GENEVA -- Russia's status as a sports superpower and its participation in track and field events at next year's Olympics came under threat Monday after a report accused the Russians of widespread, state-supported doping reminiscent of the darkest days of cheating by the former East Germany.

The findings by a commission set up by the World Anti-Doping Agency were far more damaging than expected. It means that two of the world's most popular sports -- soccer and track and field -- are now mired in scandals that could destroy their reputations.

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