Watch out cheaters, fair play is catching up

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Someone said a lie can travel halfway around the world before the truth can get its boots on. But watch out cheaters, the truth may be catching up.

Fake news, fake records, history rewritten on the fly: The world has had it.

False summit claims have shook Himalaya to the point Nepal Ministry threatened this spring to force all Everest mountaineers who wanted a summit certificate they would have to carry a GPS.

Piolets d’Or discussed evidence in alpinism.

Adventurestats quit doing Himalaya stats years ago and have long battled the issue in other areas, leading recently to several revokes of records in public outlets.

Now European Athletics go even farther, proposing to scrub all records prior to 2005, due to widespread doping in sport. “What’s the point of records if nobody believes them?” asked an official.

More than 100 Olympic athletes who competed at the 2008 and 2012 Games have been sanctioned for doping after the International Olympic Committee embarked on a program of retesting old samples, reports BBC.

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