Report: Turkey mentioned in upcoming WADA doping report
Olympic gold medalist Asli Cakir Alptekin and Turkey will be mentioned in an upcoming report by the World Anti-Doping Agency, according to Owen Gibson of The Guardian.
WADA released a report in Nov. that published the findings of documents, emails, laboratory records, whistleblower and witness statements, recordings, videos, photographs and other outlets of information to determine Russia was guilty of operating systemic doping in the country. The International Association of Athletics Federation has suspended Russia from international competition until they can meet WADA's guidelines.
The second report will focus on the IAAF's cover-up of positive tests by Russians and the levels of bribery and black mail that took place between officials.
An IAAF ethics commission suspended four senior officials on Thursday as part of their own internal review. Russian marathoner Lilya Shubukhova paid more than $500,000 to cover up her own positive tests before the 2012 Olympics.
Next Thursday's report is expected to reveal covered up suspicious blood values by Turkish 1,500-meter runner Asli Cakir Alptekin, who won gold at the London Olympics. Alptekin should have been suspended before competing at the Summer Games.
Alptekin refused to pay a bribe to cover up her positive test and was later suspended. She has been stripped of her gold medal and suspended until 2021.
WADA's second report will be released next Thursday.
- Christopher Chavez