The ongoing saga between anti-doping advocates, Russian sports organizations and WADA took a dramatic turn this week:
In a scathing opinion piece, WADA former lead investigator Jack Robertson makes a case against the recent decision to reinstate Russia following the largest cheating scandal in the history of sport.
“Rather than seek a course of appropriate punishment as indicated by its own dictate, WADA put aside its mission and partnered with Russia to take necessary measures that would enable Russian athletes to compete in the 2016 Rio Summer Games. It was an affront to justice, and pitted clean athletes from around the world against athletes who were known to have been recently doping. This action in itself supported clean athletes’ claim that WADA has now become the ‘fox watching the hen house.’”