War In Ukraine, Megalomania In Moscow: On Sports Doping And Ceasefires — Interpreter Podcast

November 11, 2015

War returns to Ukraine, as fighting has broken out across the front. World powers and intelligence sources continue to debate whether the Metrojet crash in Egypt was an act of terrorism. These are big, ugly headlines, but another headline may give insight into the source of so many of Russia’s problems — President Vladimir Putin’s megalomania.

This week, Interpreter’s managing editor James Miller and Boston College professor Matt Sienkiewicz are joined by Dr. Michael Kalinski, Chairman of the Department of Applied Health Sciences at Murray State University, to discuss the latest allegations surrounding the massive state-sponsored sports doping program in Russia which may jeopardize Russia’s participation in the next Olympics.

Additional reading:

FSB Agents Disguised as Drug Testers ‘Sabotaged’ the Olympics, Blockbuster Report Says

London 2012 ‘sabotaged’ by Russia: 10 key findings from doping report

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Audio for today’s podcast was edited by Maximillien Inhoff.

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