May 2016: Investigation: Russian Government Sponsored Performance-Enhancing Olympics Performance
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of May 2016.
1. ISIS Strikes in Baghdad 2. Russian Government: Doping 3. Abducted Nigerian Schoolgirl Found 4. Taliban Leader Killed 5. Obama Lifts Vietnam Arms Ban 6. Obama Visits Hiroshima 7. Strikes Against ISIS in Falluja 8. Hissène Habré Sentenced
- Investigation: Russian Government Sponsored Performance-Enhancing Olympics Performance
- The U.S. Justice Department opens an investigation of Russia's systematic doping program. The prosecutors believe that many Russian athletes have used banned performance enhancing drugs during international sporting events. In the face of charges of fraud and conspiracy, the Russian government first denies the accusations, but some of those involved—including a doctor—speak out and tell the world that the scandal is true. Vitaly Mutko, the Russian Sports Minister, states that Russian officials, athletes, and coaches "made some serious mistakes," but doesn't go into more detail.
- Photo source: AP Photo /Pavel Golovkin