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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

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.

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

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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