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Russian doping scandal a major test for world sport

Unfortunately, allegations of drug misuse and corruption are nothing new in international sport but the latest scandal engulfing world athletics threatens to have widespread repercussions. Russia faces being banned from the Rio Olympics next year after an independent commission set up by the World Anti-Doping Agency uncovered `state-sponsored' doping on a massive scale. Some of the findings are quite shocking and include the deliberate destruction of more than 1,400 samples by Russian laboratory personnel, athletes using false identities to evade testing and the routine bribery of Russian do[...]
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