10 Alarming Truths From The Leaked IAAF Doping Files

Written by Peter Pedroncelli

Athletics is in the spotlight at the moment for all of the wrong reasons, with recently leaked test data from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) revealing the alleged extent of blood doping in the sport.

The Sunday Times and German broadcaster ARD/WDR were able to access to the results of 12,000 blood tests from 5,000 athletes between 2001 and 2012, and the leaked information made headlines for a number of negative reasons, as the Sunday Times report made numerous scathing claims of the sport and the IAAF alongside a number of experts that they consulted.

In response to this test data leak, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) revealed its alarm concerning these new allegations of suspected doping.  The newspaper stated that the leak can be interpreted as clear evidence of the “extraordinary extent of cheating” by athletes at the world’s biggest events.

We look at 10 revelations which emerged as a result of the leaked tests.

Sources: Sunday Times, ARD/WDR, BBC.