February 8, 2024

EP. 228.5 — Fraud Fridays: The Dopey Doper w/ Ify Nwadiwe

It’s Friday! Privyet, con-gregation! We revisit our episode with Ify Nwadiwe to spill the Russian tea on an Olympic doping scandal that gave Russian athletes a scandalous advantage at the Sochi Games. Plus, some good old fashioned Nigerian internet scams!

 

This was originally released on June 23, 2020.

 

Research by Sharilyn Vera

 

Sources:

https://www.npr.org/2018/03/05/590869276/how-icarus-accidentally-exposed-a-major-ocean-s-eleven-style-doping-scheme

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/12/09/504937994/more-than-1-000-russian-athletes-benefited-from-doping-conspiracy-report-says

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/13/sports/russia-doping-sochi-olympics-2014.html

 

https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-putin-olympic-doping-whistle-blower-rodchenkov-a-jerk/29007755.html

 

https://www.newsweek.com/how-russia-got-away-doping-until-it-didnt-482709

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36833962

 

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/may/12/russian-doctors-athletes-evaded-doping-tests

 

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/jul/18/russia-doping-scandal-five-things-wada-report

 

https://www.vulture.com/2017/12/icarus-bryan-fogel-russia-doping-scandal-olympics-netflix.html

 

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/russian-doping-whistleblower-grigory-rodchenkov-countersues-three-athletes-n870136

 

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/01/russia-doping-rodchenkov/551183/

 

https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/23/us/nigeria-romance-scam-arrests/index.html?utm_term=link&utm_content=2019-08-24T04%3A46%3A04&utm_source=twCNN&utm_medium=social

 

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-08-22/fbi-takes-down-nigerian-fraudsters-in-46m-case-based-in-los-angeles

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