ERIC LIRA PLEADS GUILTY TO SUPPLYING PERFORMANCE-ENHANCING DRUGS TO OLYMPIC ATHLETES

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A Texas man faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to supplying performance-enhancing drugs to Olympic athletes.

43 year old Eric Lira, is the first defendant to be charged under a new US law introduced in the wake of Russia’s state-backed Olympic doping scandals.

The 2020 law is named after Russian whistleblower Grigory Rod-chen-kov.

US Attorney Damian Williams said in a federal court the case was a “watershed moment for international sport”.