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December 11, 2019: Doping is not a Russian phenomenon


Russia is excluded from world sport. But the willingness to cheat is a problem everywhere. Furthermore: Ursula von der Leyen wants to make the EU climate-neutral.

For the next four years, Russia is excluded from worldwide sporting events. On Monday, the Executive Committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) suspended the Russian antidote Rusada until 2023. The reason for this is the allegation that a Russian control laboratory has manipulated doping tests. Data from positive doping tests should have been falsified or deleted. Russian Minister of Sport Pavel Kolobkov denies this. The country wants to challenge the ban at the International Sports Court. About the background speaks Oliver Fritsch, sports editor at ZEIT ONLINE. And he says that the willingness to doping is deeply rooted in sport, not only in Russia. About half of the US top athletes surveyed said they were willing to die from doping within five years if they won a gold medal.

The new EU Commission President Ursel von der Leyen (CDU) has made climate protection a top-level decision at EU level. Today she wants to present her Green Deal, a package for climate and environmental protection. The plans are ambitious: By 2050, the economy in the EU should be climate neutral, that is, it should no longer greenhouse gases by people in the atmosphere get filtered out by them. Ambitious goals. But can they be met? And why should all this be financed? Ole Pflüger talks about this with Alexandra Endres, who reports for ZEIT ONLINE from the UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid.

And otherwise? Dogs age logarithmically.

Collaboration: Johann Stephanowitz, Mathias Peer
Moderation: Ole Pflüger

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Source: zeit

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