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    Putin: Olympic ban on Russian athletes result of political campaign

    (Adds Putin quotes) By Denis Dyomkin MOSCOW, July 27 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday blamed a shadowy campaign for unfairly stripping some Russian sportspeople of the right to compete at the Rio Olympics over doping allegations, hitting out at what he called short-sighted political

  • IAAF confirms ban on Russia's track and field athletes in Rio
    Reuters33 minutes ago

    IAAF confirms ban on Russia's track and field athletes in Rio

    (Reuters) - The global governing body for athletics on Wednesday stood behind its ban on Russia's track and field athletes competing at the Rio Olympics, effectively leaving all paths trodden in Moscow's attempts to get them readmitted. Confirmation of the ban, announced by the IAAF after Russia

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