Allegations of Russian Athletes Doping Refuted by Russian Sports Federation   Leave a comment

Investigative news program 60 Minutes alleged on Sunday’s show that Russian athletes used powerful steroids during the 2012 London Olympics and the 2014 Sochi Games.  Two Russian defectors provided wiretap and documented evidence to 60 Minutes.  The evidence was quite convincing and seems credible.

Russia and other former East Bloc communist countries purportedly had a long history of using drugs to increase athletic performance.  Win at any cost, to show the superiority of the communist system, was the game plan. From the early 1970’s all the way to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1990, eastern European athletes dominated the world in track and field and other speed, strength and endurance sports. Many of the athletes had astounding physiques layered with muscle upon muscle, especially the female athletes and men weightlifters.

However, the 60 Minutes report did nothing to make the Russians come clean.  Federal Sports Federation Chief Vladimir Polkashev called the report Bakasakpadat (Russian for Bullshit) and nothing more than American anti-Russian propaganda. He was quoted as saying the report was all lies and outright rubbish.

Vladimir Putin was quoted as saying “the Americans are sore losers and should elect Donald Trump as president to get the country moving in the correct direction.”

All this fervor about communist athletes doping harks back to this historical footage taken of the East German Women’s track and field team back in the seventies. These are very well-built women!



Posted May 10, 2016 by markosun in Drugs, Sports

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