60 Minutes: Russian doping in Olympics exposed — “Everyone in Russia is on pharma” – 800-meter runner Mariya Savinova

From: 60 Minutes

Russian doping at Sochi Winter Olympics exposed

60 Minutes interviews the couple who revealed their country’s state-sponsored system of doping and learns damning new details about the 2014 Winter Games

The following script is from “Russia’s Dark Secret” which aired on May 8, 2016. Armen Keteyian is the correspondent. Guy Campanile, Andrew Bast and Michael Radutzky, producers.

With the Summer Olympics in Rio less than 100 days away, Russia finds itself embroiled in a doping scandal unseen since the days of the East German sports machine back in the 1970s and 80s. In November, the entire Russian track and field team was suspended after an investigation by the World Anti-Doping Agency found what it called a “culture of cheating.” …

In this recording, 800-meter runner Mariya Savinova admitted she took performance-enhancing drugs. Savinova won gold in London. She said: “My coach helps to cover up the tests. There is no other way to do it. Everyone in Russia is on pharma.”

And the biggest bomb dropped by Rodchenkov was this: at least four Russians won gold medals at the Sochi Olympics while on steroids, and his lab covered it up.

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