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We update the latest developments in the Russian Olympic doping scandal, and the potential impact on this summer's games in Brazil. Guest host Todd Purdum hears from experts on anti-doping efforts and Olympic history, and an American athlete who might win a medal if her Russian opponent is disqualified.

Later on the program, surveying support for Donald Trump: Are voters reluctant to tell pollsters they like him?

Photo: RIA Novosti

Producers:
Sasa Woodruff
Gideon Brower
Evan George

EgyptAir Flight 804 Debris Found in Mediterranean 6 MIN, 30 SEC

Debris from Egypt Air flight 804 has been found in the Mediterranean Sea today. This new follows earlier conflicting reports that wreckage had been found, and concentrates the air and sea search to a grid about 180 miles north of the city of Alexandria. Egyptians meanwhile are mourning another national tragedy and yet another blow to their tourism industry. Joining us from Cairo is Sudarsan Raghavan, the Washington Post's Bureau Chief there.

Guests:
Sudarsan Raghavan, Washington Post (@africawriter)

Tarnished Gold: Will Russian Olympic Doping Jeopardize Rio? 32 MIN, 45 SEC

It's a saga that echoes the darkest intrigues of the Cold War: Dozens of Russian Olympic athletes accused of taking performance-enhancing drugs under state supervision, then faking their tests. The Russian lab director who ran the secret program has blown the whistle, and the US Justice Department has opened an investigation. Meanwhile, Olympic officials say that re-tests of doping samples from the 2008 Beijing Games could bar more than 30 athletes representing a dozen countries from this summer's games. We hear from the reporter who broke the story.

Guests:
Rebecca Ruiz, New York Times (@RebeccaRuiz)
Dick Pound, World Anti-Doping Agency
Katie Uhlaender, Team USA (@KatieU11)
David Wallechinsky, International Society of Olympics Historians (@westwood1sports)

More:
Ruiz on Russian sports doping and how it may affect Russia's eligibility for Rio Games
WADA on re-testing 2008 Beijing Olympic samples
WADA commitment to investigate Sochi allegations

Are Trump's Polls Improving? 9 MIN, 54 SEC

Donald Trump has surprised pundits and pollsters alike with his unexpected success in this raucous election year.  But are there more surprises in store?  Just how accurately are pollsters measuring voter support for The Donald, and are his backers sometimes shy about admitting they like him? 

Photo: Gage Skidmore

We get perspective from Ron Brownstein, editorial director of National Journal Group, columnist for the Los Angeles Times and a longtime student and number cruncher of American politics; and from Courtney Kennedy, director of survey research for the Pew Research Center

Guests:
Ron Brownstein, Atlantic Media / National Journal Group (@RonBrownstein)
Courtney Kennedy, Pew Research Center (@pewresearch)

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