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Blackmail and Extortion

A look at the key doping allegations against Russia

Russia faces expulsion from the marquee track and field events at next year's Olympics after a World Anti-Doping Agency report accused it of operating a vast state-sponsored doping program.

The WADA commission's 350-page report accuses Russia and international sports authorities of an array of misdeeds - a mass cover-up of doping tests, allowing top athletes to compete at the London 2012 Olympics when they should have been suspended, even that Russian security services infiltrated an Olympic drug test lab.

Much of the investigation was based on reporting in a documentary by German TV network ARD in December 2014, which featured undercover recordings of candid doping...