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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 5, 2017

Jan 05, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Thursday

Retroactive doping test catches Russian gold medalist

Nov 22, 2016 - 10:32 AM

There are 7 medalists on the latest list of dope cheats released by the International Olympic Committee but the Russian 3000m women s steeplechase winner is the only champion on the list

DOPING. Russia's gold medalist Yuliya Zaripova, seen in this file photo celebrating on the podium of the women's 3000m steeplechase at the athletics event during the London 2012 Olympic Games, is caught in a retroactive doping test. JOHANNES EISELE / AFP

Sharapova not alone: More Russian athletes fall victim to Meldonium

Mar 09, 2016 - 11:19 AM

Russia s sports minister Vitaly Mutko says he was shocked by the avalanche of positive tests for the medicine which he claims doesn t enhance an athlete s performance

FAILED. Russians athletes Alexander Markin (L) and Pavel Kulizhnikov have failed a doping test for Meldonium. File Photos by VASSIL DONEV, JEON HEON-KYUN/EPA