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artist, whose work is getting a second look. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also around the globe. the sports world has been riddled with scandals this year and today came another blow. the world's anti-doping agency has called for russia to be suspended from all internationna athletic competitions which could include the olympics next year and said the 2012 london games was sabotaged by russian athletes with suspicious doping profiles. moscow has called the claim base less. we begin our coverage from geneva. reporter: sports being no stranger to controversial reports but today in geneva, we were handed something akin to a
crime novel. cheating and bribery and extortion at the very top of athletics. >> how do you feel personally about what you discovered during this investigation and where do you think it ranks in the history of sports scandals? >> it's worst than we thought. it has the affect unlike other forms of corruption affecting the results on the field of play and athletes are both in russia and abroad are suffering as a result of that. reporter: in a damning report, the commission found a widespread and deeply rooted culture of cheating involving coaches, athletes. the russian government was accused of intimidation of officials by the country's secret service and the wrongdoing went to the highest levels, the iaff charged with
corruption and bribery. >> for 2016 our recommendation is that the russian federation be suspended. reporter: the commission investigated allegations made in a german documentary last december which accused russia of state-sponsored doping. the most powerful man in the sports told me the governing body had not been complicit. it.eant to coverup of >> no coverup? >> no. reporter: last week he was arrested by french police investigating allegations of money laundering. the man who replaced him is being criticized of being too dismissive. but tonight said he would push for russia to be punished. the inquiry recommended that
five russian athletes should be banned for life and said london had been sabotaged. >> i feel devastated to think i could have been awarded a medal. there are clean athletes out there who work hard at that their training and you want to believe you are on a level playing field. >> the world's largest country was a sports warehouse. whether russia's athletes are allowed to compete at next year's games however is now in great doubt. anchor: for more, i spoke a brief time ago the c.e.o. of u.s. anti-doping agency who joined us from colorado springs in colorado. what is your assessment of the evidence that was put forward by the world's anti-doping agency today? >> what has been presented is that the olympic dream had turned into a nightmare by the
russian agget let -- athletic federation and their rights were destroyed by not having been able to compete on a level playing field. the panel commission is that the russian athletic federation should be suspended and i think clean athletes of the world will revolt if something less than a full accountability is held for all those that were involved in this level of corruption, literally hijacking the games. anchor: we kind of been here before with lots of episodes and scandals and rumors about doping allegations in your world here. when you think about it, you're saying they have to be held accountable, but how optimistic are you that can happen? >> i'm very optimistic, either believe in the olympic values and everything that the olympic
games stand for which is ethical and drug-free competition or you don't. and the russian federation, anti-doping organization all that report to the russian sports minister don't agree with those basic principles and shouldn't be invited. anchor: how do they get away with it then? >> there is a level of corruption in that country that allowed it to survive. some whistleblowers stepped forward and brought evidence to the independent commission who looked at emails and tape recordings, video recordings as well as test results over several years and were able to draw the conclusions of a state sponsored drug program that the russians were operating in the sport of track and field to win at the olympic games. the opposite of what the olympic games and spirit is supposed to be. anchor: you are putting it at
the door of the russian federation but there were failures in the governing body in the iaff. since you laid out upholding the values of olympic competition. they didn't see this happening, did they? >> and make no mistake, there is a second part of the report and said at the press conference today dealing with the corruption at the highest levels of the international athletic federation. we'll see what that evidence shows. today, we have clear and unmistakeable evidence that the highest levels of the russian athletic federation, its lab, coaches, athletes, chief medical officer were involved with a state sponsored, the evidence was clear and running an intentional doping program to cheat the world's athletes and shouldn't stand from hit. they aren't going to stand for
it and going to revolt unless we have clear decisive action that holds them accountable to make sure this could never happen again on the watch of clean athletes. anchor: we appreciate your time. today, the white house held that myanmar was in peaceful. the party expects a landslide victory but the constitution still bans her from becoming president. our special correspondent sent this report. reporter: isn't often when an entire nation waiting. the hint of confidence when we saw the pro-democracy leader address her supporters at 20 minutes to midday. counting had been under way for
less than three hours, but already she spoke of victory. the results are not yet official, she said, but you already know who has won. it was time to remember the dignity of the defeated, she told her supporters. to win freedom from fear, that was the key she always said and felt it was happening. to achieve change, we have to be brave. but caution is needed. the last time she won 25 years ago, the army overthrew democracy. times have changed. the generals look west. even with a victory, the army
holds a quarter of all parliamentary seats and holds key security ministries. and there is an immediate challenge from militant buddhist groups preaching hatred. this woman lost her home. she looks for security. we have been afraid, she said, her voice breaking and i'm still afraid. a new government can change that situation. by late afternoon, the heavens had opened. there were still no official results but rumors of a triumph were swelling. and then flashing into the
night, win after win. it didn't seem to matter a definitive verdict was somewhere off. tonight, a bold and precarious new landscape is revealing itself. anchor: the united states has strongly condemned the shooting at a police training academy in jordan which included two americans, a south african and two jordanians. it took place near amman and an officer went from what was described as a shooting spree and was eventually shot dead. inquiry is looking into the motive. the president of the university of missouri resigned today after student protests that he didn't
do enough to ease racial tensions. he use my resignation to start talking again. one student had been on a hunger strike and the football team said they would not play again until mr. wolfe stepped down. i spoke to paul butler at georgetown law school. what does the take what happened over the weekend and where we are today? >> this is going on at college campuses all over the students. it is part of this black lives matters where we have diverse groups of students, all kind of turning inward. it is not only about the criminal justice system. there appears to be racism, discrimation to people of color in all kinds of sectors, including universities, which is the last place you would expect
people to be called racial slurs. so there is a sense of disappointment that things haven't changed more but there is a sense of optimism and hope that young people are getting involved and passionate about something, anything. anchor: you said the last place you would expect, but you are not surprised. >> students have been apthetic. these stories about people being treated rudely, they aren't new. what new is the response. there is a sense of crushing disappointment that in 2015 where we have an african-american president and we have many people of color doing fairly well, there is these old school episodes of just rank discrimation. on the one hand, why haven't things changed more, on the other hand, i'm happy now there is this renewed activism and vitality. i'm a beneficiary of movements like this in the past.
i got to go to harvard law school and yale law school because of students in the 1960's. anchor: you said something important. you are talking about your experience. in 2015, why are we having this conversation again? what is not going right? >> there is race inequality in the united states and i think people of color now who are against, fed up. there are some cycles. do i think things get better? absolutely. ask an african-american college student but there is no where equality of equal justice under the law that i teach my students what our constitution stands for. anchor: the resignation of a president at a university, not going to make a huge difference?
>> it's an important step in a series of steps. this is another victory they accomplished and really significant that the football team was involved in forcing the president's resignation. we had this irony where african-americans run pop culture, popular sports. some of the most popular people in the country but haven't deployed that power for social activism or social change. anchor: we are debateful for your time. you are watching "bbc world news america." still to come, calling in air strikes against the islamic state on the front line where a new alliance is imagining ground on the iraqi board ir. today, the u.n. security council met to discuss the continuing violence in barundy.
close to 200 people have been killed after the president's decision to run for a third term. reporter: they come a long way from across the border to a safe haven and an overcrowded one. this camp went from being the tenth to the third largest refugee camp in the world in just five months. even those these people are far from the security threat may now face other challenges. >> we have overcrowded conditions and people living in mass shelters and struggling to get access to water. all of this is expected to get worse with the start of the rainy season. with the few rains we have seen, there has been flooding. reporter: life there is just as grim, though. it's the events that forced them
from their homes that worry these refugees the most. this woman did not want to be identified fearing for her life. they were threatening us and at night killing people. once they got money, i decided to flee. reporter: the agencies are struggling with funding and expect more refugees to arrive. there is sfrain on the limited resources. the misery is far more bearable than being back home living in ear.
anchor: a new alliance has cursed and pushed back the militants along the border with iraq. the syrian democratic forces is receiving support from the u.s. and others but will not do enough to make long-term gains against the islamic state. our guest has spent some time there. reporter: heading to the front, a new alliance in syria of the islamic state group in retreat. they are trying to avoid merican air strikes. kurdish and arab fire power, the syrian democratic forces are imagining ground and thanks in
part to 22-year-old. ith a broken cork and mobile phone, he is calling in air strikes. we are coordinating, he tells me. i receive the coordinates from the front line. it's simple, but it works. another call comes in. sends a message. and shortly afterwards, an air strike hits. on the front line, it's obvious who is in charge. this alliance is dominated by the kurds. bringing together kurds, arabs and christians. so far it's worked quite well.
six miles in the last 24 hours. but this is one single battle and our front is stretching hundreds of miles. here in south africa, i.s. withdrew quickly. suicide attacks come daily. this base has stopped a truck bomb. body parts and the attackers injured still liter the ground. but i.s. hasn't gone far. in the past they have waited and then counterered attacked. in the west, arab rebels are edging closer. they need to replace these old weapons. america has sent fresh supplies but they haven't shared them with the ones we met. >> thank god, we have men, we have tighters and we need weapons and ammunition and money and logistics.
we have not received any of the weapons. this is what we need most, weapons. reporter: i.s. thrives on division. if the forces can hold this alliance together, it could prove the most effective weapon yet against the islamic state. anchor: in victorian england, an . tist she raised prominence in the male-dominated brotherhood and her work is largely unrecognized but the museum is out to change that by staging the first major xhibition of her work.
reporter: she was once the most beautiful woman in london, a pearl has one of her admirers described her, they painted her, adored her and respected her gifts as an artist. but tastes change and when ii went to fashion, marie all but disappeared from public view. >> marie was an active player on the same field with all the men who are much better known today. to me, that means women anywhere any time can play on the same field. reporter: putting together this exhibition took years of transatlantic work. many of her paintings had to be traced to private collections, the occur ator discovered she used water color to get her dreamy soft textures.
>> remember when we went to the archives. and she was ordering it from her supplier. >> very difficult to read. >> yes, she was only working in water color on paper. of women arections a group of male poets. as a model, marie embodied their vision of beauty and as an rtist she perpetrated its im agery. and we should think about the women that a new kind of beauty. i liken it to the most recent model that we all know and talk about. that's the same sort of thing.
>> during the victorian era, these paintings were the rage. but world war i changed society forever and people felt that this beauty didn't reflect the world around them. marie didn't only paint women, she did landscapes and scenes from the classics that merged idealism with realism. this exhibition opens the door to other artists of the era overlooked because they happened to be women. anchor: you can find much more on all of the days' news and our top story in the world, stay in
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captioning sponsored by newshour productions, llc >> ifill: good evening. i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff . >> ifill: on the newshour tonight: upheaval on campus. the university of missouri president steps down amid increasing student and faculty protests over racism and representation. >> woodruff: also ahead this monday: russia is caught in a state- sponsored doping scandal, putting russian athletes in danger of being banned from the 2016 olympics. >> ifill: and life on the road with gloria steinem. the famed activists talks about fighting for feminism in a new memoir. >> it was only after when i had been living this on the road life until i was 50, that i realize