News Exercise #98

1) What expression did he use to show that there had been at least several previous cases of this?
He said that it had been by no means the first doping scandal to rock athletics.
2) What was the doping expert’s opinion of this report?
He said that the reports had been grotesque, and quite easily the worst he had ever seen.
3) The President of the World Anti-Doping Agency, Sir Craig Reedie, has a Scottish accent, and so he is a little difficult to understand, but can you catch what he said?
“We are concerned at the these allegations and we will refer them promptly to the independent commission.
4) What were the reactions of some of the accused countries?
Russia and Kenya both said that it was a smear campaign, meaning that other countries were deliberately trying to undermine their power.