With the dust from the Rio Olympics doping scandal still settling, the Kremlin are now facing further accusations of illegal drug use in sports, this time in one of its state run junior schools.
The school at the centre of the controversy is based in St Petersburg, and suspicions were raised following their annual sports day event held last month. The Global Sports Committee were passed details of children aged between 4 and 12 posting event times that would qualify them for the actual Olympic Games.
Francis Pierre, a board member at the GSC said: “We love to hear about youngsters raising the bar in sports, but there’s no way in hell a 9-year-old girl can shave 1.5 seconds off Usain Bolt’s 100m world record. And she was carrying a hard boiled egg on a spoon”.