• Ma’s army in IAAF’s crosshairs after doping letter surfaces


    PARIS: The IAAF confirmed Friday it had asked the Chinese Athletics Association to look into a letter claiming there had been a systematic doping program under the infamous Ma Junren, who coached China’s “Ma’s Army” of runners. Chinese web portal Sina on Wednesday published what it said was a letter signed in 1995 by 3000 and 10,000m world record holder Wang Junxia and nine other former athletes of Ma’s, saying the coach had forcibly doped them. Ma’s glory days were capped when Wang won the women’s 5000m gold at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics to add to her 10,000m world crown. The other signatories included Zhang Linli, who briefly held the world 3,000m record, and 1993 1500m world champion Liu Dong.



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