Jessica Ennis-Hill demands action over doping report

Jessica Ennis-Hill
Jessica Ennis-Hill

Jessica Ennis-Hill has called on the IAAF and the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) to address the problem of doping after fresh claims of cheating.

The Sheffield based Olympic heptathlon champion said: “It is never good to hear of new possible doping offences in my sport, but if we are to stop a few athletes thinking cheating is acceptable, we have to explore all information that comes to light, however damaging it is for the sport as a whole”, she said.

The comments came after The Sunday Times says it, along with the German broadcaster ARD/WDR, has had access to a database containing more than 12,000 blood tests from 5,000 athletes.

According to the Sunday Times (£), leaked data reveals that more than a third of medals - including 55 golds - have been won in endurance events at the Olympics and world championships by athletes who have recorded suspicious tests.