August 5th, 2015
Episode 529 of 1543 episodes
"What we have consistently asked for, certainly since the first German television programme in November, is for sight of this so-called information," said Lord Coe, in response to allegations of widespread doping in athletics. The Sunday Times published data from 5,000 athletes, which it says reveals an "extraordinary extent of cheating". The Sunday Times and German broadcaster ARD/WDR examined the results - which were leaked from an IAAF database - of 12,000 blood tests between 2001 and 2012. "We would love to know what they've got. I make the same claim this morning. Please if you have got information please hand it over. Or if you don’t trust us, hand it over to an independent organisation, hand it over to WADA (the World Anti-doping Agency)," said Lord Coe. Athletics world governing body, the IAAF, said the blood results were not positive tests or proof of doping. Lord Coe has described allegations as a "declaration of war" and says it is time to "come out fighting" to protect the sport's reputation.