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Russia to investigate claims of systematic doping
Russia to investigate claims of systematic doping

Russia's anti-doping agency announced Friday that it is launching an internal investigation following media reports of systematic cheating among athletes, coaches and officials in its country. "After completion of the investigation, [the] official results will be published on RUSADA website," a statement said. The allegations arose in separate reports by the German television station ARD and the French sports daily L'Equipe. Olympic 800-meter champion Maria Savinova and three-time Chicago Marathon winner Liliya Shobukhova were among the athletes scrutinized. A former Russian runner told ARD that coaches had provided banned substances and that bribes had been...

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