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Detecting the Duchess

Jon Day: Serious Doper, 12 August 2021

The Russian Affair: The True Story of the Couple who Uncovered the Greatest Sporting Scandal 
by David Walsh.
Simon and Schuster, 384 pp., £9.99, July, 978 1 4711 5818 6
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The Rodchenkov Affair: How I Brought Down Russia’s Secret Doping Empire 
by Grigory Rodchenkov.
W.H. Allen, 320 pp., £8.99, July, 978 0 7535 5335 0
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... ran. His doctor reported that the victory showed ‘drugs are of much benefit to athletes.’ Grigory Rodchenkov at the Moscow laboratory in 2009. All of this was tolerated, even encouraged, by organisers, and by fans who were less interested in their sport being clean than they were in seeing their heroes pushed ever harder. Doping has been banned ...

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