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 sovsport.ru 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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