The Elephant In The Russian Room As Home Debate Turns Spotlight On Salnikov

The pathway to clean sport must start with a period of introspection and honesty for those who have fallen foul of Fair Play - by Patrick B. Kraemer

Editorial: Vladimir Salnikov comes under scrutiny in a long feature at the website in which the main arguments for forcing his out of the top seat at the Russian Swimming Federation is “loss of trust” in connection with a “failure to produce results”. The conclusion and the copious words that flow before it, some praising Yuliya Efimova* and others who elsewhere in the world are seen as a definite part of Russia’s problems in sport, point to a mood to have Salnikov removed from office. The issues raised are fascinating; but they really ought to stretch to doping … and citing Efimova as the word of wisdom is not exactly helpful

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