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Advice from an Olympic legend: Speak out against cheaters

Aug 10, 2016

At the summer Olympics, 19-year-old American swimmer Lilly King is making headlines – and not just for winning gold.

After beating Russian swimmer Yulia Efimova, King openly condemned the Russian swim team for doping.

King has gotten a lot of support from Americans' for calling out dopers, including support from Wendy Boglioli of Sammamish, who has been texting King notes of encouragement.

Boglioli knows how King feels. She was on the U.S. swim team at the 1976 Olympics, when the East German team surprised everyone and beat Team USA in several races.

Later, the world learned what Wendy suspected at the time – the East German government had been secretly doping its swim team.

Forty years later, when Wendy learned the International Olympic Committee decided to allow the Russians to compete in Rio, she told Bill Radke that she was stunned…