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Russian athletes face allegations of systemic doping
Russian athletes face allegations of systemic doping

Russian athletes, coaches and officials came under fire Wednesday after media reports alleging systemic doping across a range of sports. A German television channel and the French sports daily L'Equipe produced separate reports on the alleged cheating, and international track officials told the Associated Press they were already investigating the matter. Top Russian sports officials and the country's anti-doping agency reportedly declined to comment. Olympic 800-meter champion Maria Savinova and three-time Chicago Marathon winner Liliya Shobukhova were among the athletes named in the media reports. A former Russian runner told the German television channel ARD that...

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