Photo: Dick Pound - Head of the World Anti-Doping Agency (Getty Images)
The days of track and field are getting much darker than President Lord Sebastian Coe had imagined, following the most recent happenings involving the implications of the former boss,Lamine Diack, his son and other dignitaries in an alleged doping corruption and a monetary bribes from Russian athletes to cover up positive drug tests.
News broke earlier this morning that the governing body for drug testing the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA), is recommending an indefinite ban for Russia from all track and field activities.
This would be the darkest days yet for the Russian Federation, as they could find themselves out of the 2016 Olympics in Rio if the World Anti-Doping Agency recommendation is acted on.
The WADA report ,led by chief Dick Pound,accused officials, including the country’s sports minister, of systematic doping cover-ups, and said its teams should be suspended.
There is an 11-month investigation, which has produced a 325-pages report that is slated to be released later today, which should shed more light on the allegations.