Disinfo: The detection of doping used by Russian athletes merely serves…

Summary

The detection of doping used by Russian athletes merely serves as a political tool, aiming to discredit Russian sport and to attack Russia itself.

Disproof

The regulations of the World Anti-Doping Agency equally apply to every athlete, regardless of his or her country of origin.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue19
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 11/03/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: Doping, WADA, Information war

Disclaimer

Cases in the EUvsDisinfo database focus on messages in the international information space that are identified as providing a partial, distorted, or false depiction of reality and spread key pro-Kremlin messages. This does not necessarily imply, however, that a given outlet is linked to the Kremlin or editorially pro-Kremlin, or that it has intentionally sought to disinform. EUvsDisinfo publications do not represent an official EU position, as the information and opinions expressed are based on media reporting and analysis of the East Stratcom Task Force.

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Disproof

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