Doping informant flees Russia
Russian track athlete Andrey Dmitriev, who recently accused Russia’s sports authorities of lying to the international community about its supposed anti-doping efforts, secretly emigrated from Russia, fearing for his safety.
After his January interview with the German television company ARD about the doping mafia in Russia, Dmitriev was subjected to such intense pressure that “there was no alternative but to escape,” he said to journalist Hajo Seppelt. Seppelt published his new interview with Dmitriev on the ARD website on Saturday, March 18, Deutsche Welle reports.
According to Dmitriev, in Russia, “many people saw the interviews and the evidence I provided as sabotage.” …read more