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Russia says won't allow athletes caught doping into team for Rio Olympics
May 24, 2016 / 4:20 PM / a year ago

Russia says won't allow athletes caught doping into team for Rio Olympics

All-Russian Athletics Federation (ARAF) president Dmitry Shlyakhtin speaks during an interview in Moscow, Russia, May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s athletics federation said in a statement on Tuesday that it would not allow athletes who had been caught doping in previous years into the Russian team for the Rio Olympics.

The Russian Olympic Committee said earlier on Tuesday that it had been informed by the International Olympic Committee that re-tests of samples from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing showed positive results for 14 Russian athletes.

Reporting by Alexander Winning, editing by Ed Osmond

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