Media playback is not supported on this device. Genoveva Anonma was used to the insults. For years, she had shrugged off the suspicions, ignored the accusations. But what she was not prepared for was the degrading ordeal that followed her starring performance for Equatorial Guinea in the African Women's Championship. Scorer of the winning goal on home soil as her country became the first team other than Nigeria to win the tournament, Anonma should have been savouring the realisation of a dream.
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O ne day in June , Dutee Chand was cooling down after a set of meter sprints when she received a call from the director of the Athletics Federation of India, asking her to meet him in Delhi. Earlier that month, Chand won gold in both the meter sprint and the 4-bymeter relay at the Asian Junior Athletics Championships in Taipei, Taiwan, so her hopes for Scotland were high. Chand was raised in Gopalpur, a rural village in eastern India with only intermittent electricity. The family home was a small mud hut, with no running water or toilet. They had not imagined a different life for their seven children, but Chand had other ideas. Now, as she took the five-hour bus ride to Delhi from a training center in Punjab, she thought about her impending move to Bangalore for a new training program. She thought little of the meeting in Delhi, because she assumed it was for a doping test.
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