Athletics - a poor relation even before doping scandal

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  • Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015

BERLIN (Reuters) - Athletics was struggling to compete for funding with money-spinning sports such as football and baseball even before the latest doping scandal; but that task has now grown much harder despite the booming popularity of amateur running.

An independent commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) alleged on Monday widespread corruption and collusion by Russian officials to cover up drug test results and identified "systematic failures" by the sports world governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

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