THE WESTERN DOPING PRACTICE AND DISCRIMINATION AGAINST RUSSIAN SPORTS
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This publication provides an insight into the common practice of therapeutic use exemptions in the West as a way to legalise doping in
sports. Readers will also learn how the US and Canada facilitated the campaign that was launched against Russian sports. This campaign
was based on controversial reports by Richard McLaren and unreliable evidence provided by Grigory Rodchenkov, even though he later backtracked on some of his claims.
This book deals with the Western practice of legalising doping in sport under the pretext of issuing so-called therapeutic use exemptions for
prohibited substances, as well as with the unprecedented discrimination against Russian athletes that plagues the modern Olympics. The reader will
see how the campaign against Russian sport was initiated with the support of countries, such as the United States and Canada, on the basis of unreliable evidence, in particular, statements by Grigory Rodchenkov. Subsequently, both he and Richard McLaren, the author of the reports used against Russian athletes, repeatedly recanted their testimony on a number of key issues.
During the appeals process in the cases of specific Russian athletes, the Court of Arbitration for Sport repeatedly affirmed in its rulings that the
data presented in the McLaren Report is not sufficient to establish that the athletes used prohibited substances. This book describes in detail the double standard whereby Western athletes are either cleared of liability or receive minor punishments, while Russian athletes often receive the most severe punishments, up to and including lifetime bans, for the very same violations.