WADA’s Reedie: Doping “soured” public view of sport

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) president Craig Reedie said doping scandals have shattered the public’s confidence in sport and have caused??a “general feeling that they are all at it”.

Russian track and field athletes were suspended from international competition by the IAAF last November following??allegations of state-sponsored doping in a report from an independent commission established by WADA.

A documentary screened by German broadcaster ARD this month??claimed that anti-doping??regulations are still being breached.

WADA have had a raft of cases to investigate and five-time grand-slam tennis champion??Maria Sharapova shocked the sporting world on Monday when revealing she failed a drugs test during the Australian Open in January.

Reedie believes the reputation of sport in general has hit an all-time low.

“The public’s confidence in sport was shattered in 2015 like never before,” Reedie said at the annual??Tackling Doping in Sport 2016 summit on Wednesday.

“The public’s mood has soured and there is a general feeling that they are all at it.”

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