Yuliya Stepanova
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100 Women 2016: The whistleblower who exposed Russia's drug cheats

Branded a hero by the sporting world, labelled as a traitor in her homeland, athlete Yuliya Stepanova, with the help of her husband, exposed one of the greatest sporting scandals of all time – the systemic Russian state-sponsored doping programme.

Now living in hiding in the US, Yuliya Stepanova talks to the BBC for the 100 Women season about the cheating, cover-ups and life on the run.

Producers Jonathan Wells and Lucy Ash, Camera Derrick Evans

What is 100 women?

BBC 100 Women names 100 influential and inspirational women around the world every year. We create documentaries, features and interviews about their lives, giving more space for stories that put women at the centre.

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  • 08 Dec 2016
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