Chinese Athlete Admits to Doping


The IAAF has requested assistance from the Chinese Athletics Association with an investigation into a letter alleging state-backed doping in Chinese athletics.

Website Tencent on Wednesday reported that Chinese 3,000 and 10,000 metres world-record holder Wang Junxia admitted to being forced into doping almost 21 years ago.

A letter dating back to 1995 was said to have been written by Wang, who smashed the world records in 1993, and signed by nine of her team-mates claiming they were forced into taking “large doses of illegal drugs over the years”.