Rodchenkov to AP: 'Sorry to all clean athletes we cheated'
February 16, 2018
An apology for Russia's doping scheme is now ready to be issued. Not by the state which ordered the systematic cover-up but by the chemist who helped Russian athletes trick the system.
"I am very sorry to all the clean athletes we cheated," former Russian anti-doping laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov said in response to questions from The Associated Press sent through his lawyer.
Similar remorse has not been forthcoming from the Russian authorities, who challenge the legitimacy of Rodchenkov's confessions and deny any doping was state-sponsored. Rodchenkov, who fled to the United State...