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Whistleblower makes claims of systematic doping in China

Chinese doctor Xue Yinxian claims more than 10,000 athletes in different sports were involved in a state-backed doping programme.

A Chinese whistleblower, now seeking political asylum in Germany, has claimed there was a systematic doping programme in China during the 1980s and 1990s across a range of sports.

Whistleblower makes claims of systematic doping in China
Whistleblower makes claims of systematic doping in China

Whistleblower makes claims of systematic doping in China

Chinese doctor Xue Yinxian claims more than 10,000 athletes in different sports were involved in a state-backed doping programme.

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