David Epstein

ProPublica

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Investigative reporter for ProPublica; former staff writer for Sports Illustrated and author of The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance

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On the eve of the Summer Olympics in Rio, Russia claims 270 of its athletes have been cleared for competition.

Did WADA intentionally sabotage Russian doping probe?

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