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UK magazine apologizes for Ye Shiwen piece

08-07-2012 09:02 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

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The UK academic journal, Nature, has apologized for the tone of an article on its website, that implied Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen could be a drug cheat.

The apology came in an Editor’s Note, which said various errors and the lack of detailed discussion gave the impression it was supporting accusations against Ye. The original article, published on August 1st, was titled "Why great Olympic feats raise suspicions". It called Ye’s gold-winning performance "anomalous", and implied that her clean drug test cannot rule out the possibility of doping.

It drew what the magazine has called "an extraordinary level" of criticism, forcing the online comments section to crash. The article is still on the journal’s website, but its title has been changed, while factual errors have been corrected.

The UK academic journal, Nature, has apologized for the tone of an article on its website, that implied Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen could be a drug cheat.

The UK academic journal, Nature, has apologized for
the tone of an article on its website, that implied
Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen could be a drug cheat.

 

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CCTV.com

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