One of the leaders at Russia’s Anti-Doping agency was set to divulge information on cover-ups before dying earlier this month.

The former executive director of the Russia Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), Nikita Kamayev, was apparently ready to release inside information on Russia’s doping problem to a sports journalist right before his death.

Kamayev died on Feb. 14 at the age of 52. The cause of death is reported to be a heart attack and came just after the death of the founding chairman, Vyachelav Sinev.

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According to, prior to his death, Kamayev was apparently set to release secrets on the country’s system of administering banned substances to Russian track athletes. He had been in touch with David Walsh–  a Sunday Times reporter known for his coverage in the Lance Armstrong case– with tips on doping cover-ups. He was also preparing to write a book, reports the same article.

While he died before he was able to divulge the information, he is said to have details involving a secret lab in Russia.

The IAAF has been working with the country to revamp their doping control program. As of now Russian athletes are banned from all international competition. The country is working to repair the damage on time for Rio 2016.


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