FAST FIVE: Sore Loser? American Swimmer Makes Veiled Allegation Of Doping After Losing To Russians
“I don't have the bandwidth to train for the Olympics at a very high level and try to lobby the people that are making the decisions that they're making the wrong decisions.” The comments sparked a storm of controversy given it sounded like a direct accusation, prompting the Russian gold medal winner Rylov to have to address it, issuing an assurance that: “I have always been for clean competition.
I don't even know how to react to that.
Ryan didn't accuse me of anything so I'd rather not react to what he said.” Murphy later attempted to deny it was accusation, but still suggested the “possibility” of Russian doping when asked by a reporter.
I don't know if it was 100% clean and that's because of things that have happened in the past.” A number of US journalists and pundits immediately rallied behind Murphy's 'indirect' accusation, with some even invoking.
Whether people like it or not.” it read in part.