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In Rio pool, disdain for dopers bubbles over

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 05:50
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Lilly King of the US after winning the women's 100m breaststroke on Monday. Yulia Efimova of Russia was second. After the race, King hung on the lane line that separated her from Efimova and splashed twice in Efimova's lane. The Russian had served a 16-month doping suspension that ended early last year.

Rio de Janeiro

THE president of the International Olympic Committee made a plea for unity at the opening ceremony of the Rio Games last week. But that hope is fraying as a growing number of athletes are openly criticising competitors who have a history of using performance-enhancing drugs