Study says 44% of IAAF World Champs athletes doped in 2011, and now?

PALM DESERT, August 30, 2017 – The World Anti-Doping Agency released its annual report for 2016 last week and said it had “turned the corner” against doping.

Let’s hope so, since a report it funded in 2011 and released on Tuesday indicated that nearly half of all athletes at that year’s IAAF World Championships had knowingly violated the anti-doping rules.

So what should we believe? The details and some perspective in our Lane One commentary, plus this week’s action and results:

= p. 5/Athletics: What to watch for in Friday’s Diamond League finale in Brussels;
= p. 7/Gymnastics: Russia’s Averina twins ready to dominate World Rhythmic Champs;
= p. 9/Basketball: U.S. toughs out tight win at Uruguay to go to 2-0 in AmeriCup 2017;
= p. 12/Judo: Japan sweeps first four weight classes in World Championships!
= p. 15/Swimming: U.S. leads the medal parade at the World Junior Champs in Indy.

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