Briefing: Doping And Consequences

June 20, 2016

The prospect of a Russia being banned from this year’s Olympic games hits home as the consequences of a series of major doping scandals becomes apparent.

On this week’s Power Vertical Briefing, we discuss the fallout from Russia’s track-and-field athletes being banned from the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August.

Joining me is Pavel Butorin, managing editor of RFE/RL’s Russian-language television program Current Time.



NOTE: The Power Vertical Briefing is a short look ahead to the stories expected to make news in Russia in the coming week. It is hosted by Brian Whitmore, author of The Power Vertical blog, and appears every Monday.