The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has reported on violations in world sports for 2016. The document is published on the organization’s website.
Italy tops the list with 147 violations, followed by the French (86), Americans (76), Australians (75) and Belgians (73). Russia was on par with India in 6th place – for 69 doping cases.
According to published data, the total number of violations in 2016 decreased compared to the previous by 335 to 1,595 cases. 83% of them were identified through doping, the rest – investigations by WADA.
The list of sports that use doping was expanded from 85 to 112. Athletetics (205 cases), bodybuilders (183), bicycle riders (165), weightlifters (116), and football players (79) are among those who use doping most often.
Earlier it became known that WADA informer Grigory Rodchenkov retracted his testimony against Russian athletes. In particular, he admitted that he never gave athletes a doping cocktail, did not see that they used it or even received instructions for its use. He did not see any manipulations with doping tests.
This information was commented in the Kremlin, and in the Federation of Cross-Country Skiing. Russia announced its intention to appeal bans of Russian athletes, since the main “witness” “was never a witness to anything he claimed”