Russia should not hold World Championship

Friday 8th March, 2013

British long jumper Jade Johnson argues Russia should not hold this year’s World Championships following more doping scandals involving its athletes.

Russian long jump rival Tatyana Kotova and hammer thrower Olga Kuzenkova have been caught doping after samples from the 2005 Worlds were retested .

“We have the championships in Moscow and I don’t feel they deserve to have it,” Johnson told BBC Radio 5 live.

“Countries need to take responsibility for what’s going on with athletes.”

Johnson echoed the comments of UK athletics head coach Peter Eriksson, who said last week that there needs to be “greater investigation ” into why so many Russian athletes are failing drugs tests. …

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