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IOC meet gives hope to ‘clean’ Russian athletes

Take a look at the 10 ways Russian athletes have tried to cheat the system #doping — RFE/RL (@RFERL) June 19, 2016 For Russia’s track and field stars, Tuesday’s meeting of Olympic executives may offer the last chance to compete at the Games in Rio de Janeiro. Last week, …

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Professional boxers can compete at Rio Olympics

Lausanne, Switzerland | AFP | Professional boxers can compete at the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the sport’s governing body ruled in a landmark decision on Wednesday. But it is unlikely to see boxing’s biggest names enter the Olympic ring in Rio — for most professionals, like former …

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DOPING: Kenya back in the spotlight

Montreal, Canada | AFP | Kenya’s participation at the Olympic games was thrown into question on Thursday after the World Anti-Doping Agency declared the country’s drug-testing regime to be in breach of strict international standards. In a ruling announced during a WADA meeting in Montreal, officials said recent efforts by …

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Kenya approves new anti-doping law ahead of WADA deadline

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya on Friday approved a new anti-doping law which the east African track giant hopes will lift the threat of their exclusion from the Rio Olympics. President Uhuru Kenyatta signed the legislation well ahead of a May 2 deadline imposed by World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). …

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