The IAAF, FINA’s track and field cousin, is to hold an inquiry into a letter by a world-record holder and member of “Ma’s Army” in which she is alleged to have written “It is true that coach Ma beat us, abused us sexually and … it is also true that he coerced or forced us to use large amounts of banned substances.” If authentic, world records will fall, suggests the IAAF. That would test FINA’s resolve at the start of a new era of toughness on doping and shiny transparency in the boardroom, with documents out there in the world that show Otto, Friedrich and others tested positive for banned substances at an IOC-accredited lab
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