Still shaken by a massive doping scandal in Russia, international track officials are now reportedly investigating allegations of state-sponsored cheating in China during the 1990s.
The developing probe by the International Assn. of Athletics Federations calls into question long-time world records held by Wang Junxia in the women’s 3,000 and 10,000 meters.
At issue is a series of articles published Friday by the Chinese website Tencent, one of which details a letter that Wang allegedly wrote to a journalist in 1995, complaining about her famed coach, Ma Junren.
The letter was reportedly co-signed by nine teammates on a squad known as “Ma’s Army” that excelled in international competition during the ‘90s.
Wang was an Olympic and world champion. Her world records, set in 1993, have yet to be broken.
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