Stepanova challenges IOC ruling on doping ban
Doping whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova has questioned the “unfair” decision by the International Olympic Committee to ban her from the Rio Olympics.
The 800m runner’s testimony helped shed light on the scale of doping in Russian sport, and she was to compete under a neutral flag in Rio next month.
But the IOC ruled that she should not be allowed to take part as she had previously failed a doping test.
Stepanova said the IOC decision was “based on wrong and untrue statements”.