PCC Recognizes Elite Athlete and Doping Whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova

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“Last week, the PCC held our bi-annual conference. Themed Beyond Research: Translating Anti-Doping Impact into Impact, the conference featured panels and presentations highlighting the newest technology resulting from PCC research, and the implications of such advances for anti-doping labs, administrators, and athletes.

Each presentation and panel was thought provoking, educational, and insightful. However, one portion of the conference was uniquely memorable: the presentation of the Partnership for Clean Competition’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Anti-Doping to Yuliya Stepanova. While accepting this award, she was accompanied by her husband, Vitaly and son, Robert.”

Read more on cleancompetition.org


Is the IOC really interested in clean sport?

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IOC draws no consequences for positive tested samples of Bejing 2008. 

Seppelt and NiggliHajo Seppelt, investigative journalist and co-founder of SportsLeaks.com just released a new and shocking news story about the retesting programme of the IOC. He uncovers that multiple retested samples of the Olympic games in Bejing 2008 have been tested positive with Clenbuterol. But despite of the fact that even the smallest amount of Clenbuterol is considered as a doping issue, the IOC has not publish the results and has not drawn any conclusions.

I would like to call in mind that the participation of Yuliya Stepanova in the Olympic games in Rio was denied by the IOC with the statement that she does not “satisfy the ethical requirements for an athlete to enter the Olympic Games” – what a hypocrisy!

See the full report in English.

See the full report in German.


Andrey Dmitriev fled from Russia

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Andrey Dmitriev on ARD
Andrey Dmitriev on ARD

This article is not directly about the Stepanovs but it is so closely related to them that we think might interest you as well.

Andrey Dmitriev just fled from Russia to avoid further threatening. Some weeks ago Dmitriev gave an interview to the German broadcaster ARD, conducted by journalist and SportsLeaks co-founder Hajo Seppelt. In this interview he testified that the banned coach Vladimir Kasarin is still active and still training athletes. He even delivered private videos showing Kasarin during a training session.

Now the pressure has become too hard and he decided to flee to a country far away from his hometown. “I feel save now”, he said to Seppelt.

We wish him all the best and a save future.

See the full news flash on www.sportschau.de in English and German.

Results 800 m Boston

Great success in #Boston for #Yuliya #Stepanova

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Today Yuliya Stepanowa competed in the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston.

In an interview some days ago she expressed her hopes not to finish on the last position with a large gap between her and the rest of the field.

After her injury and with limited training facilities together with a German trainer who can only coach her remotely she is still fighting to get back to her former condition. On an indoor event in Albuquerque mid January this year she finished with a time of about 2:10 min.

And today she finished with a fantastic time of 2:05.14 min which is only 3.13 seconds behind the winner Charlene Lipsey (USA).

Congratulations to her for this successful race!

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NBCSN will broadcast live from the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston today.
The event starts at 4 pm local time.

The 800m is planned for 4:03 pm (22:03 CET / 21:03 UTC)

All non-US supporters can follow the event on


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Successful training

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Yuliya Stepanova is currently working with a coach from Germany who supports her with weekly training instructions. And obviously this training is showing first successful results.

In an indoor competition in Albuquerque (USA) in January  this year she finished the 800 m with a time of 2:10.21.

BBC Documentary: “The Woman who Exposed Russian Doping”

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BBC broadcasted a 50 min documentary about Yuliya Stepanova

BBC World Service Logo“For the past two years, Russian athlete Yuliya Stepanova, her husband Vitaly and their three year old son, Robert have been on the run. They fear for their lives, after they exposed one of the greatest sporting scandals of all time – the systemic Russian state sponsored doping programme. With very little money or support from any sporting authority, a life of solitude and uncertainty is the prize for the whistleblower who brought down Russian sport.” (BBC)

Link to the documentary


insidethegames.biz: Former coach of Russian whistleblower Stepanova banned for 10 years

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According to insidethegames.biz Vladimir Mokhnev, former coach of whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova, has been banned for 10 years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

The decision was announced on the 23rd of December 2016.

Insidethegames further reports: “Mokhnev has been found guilty of violating the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) rules relating to possession, trafficking and administration of banned substances and/or methods.”

This decision is a kind of late gratification for the courage of Yuliya and Vitaly as it proves the story of systematic doping they have revealed.