Russia faced with Rio Olympics ban after doping investigation

Richard Pound, the chairman of WADA's Independent Commission, arrives for a press conference in Geneva on Monday
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Martyn Ziegler
RUSSIA faces being banned from the Rio 2016 Olympics after an investigation revealed "state-sponsored" doping on a wide scale in one of sport's biggest ever scandals. An independent commission (IC) set up by the World Anti-Doping Agency has revealed that 1,417 samples were deliberately destroyed on the orders of the director of Russia's drug-testing laboratory - who took cash to cover up positive tests - while there was intimidation of ofifcials by undercover officers from the Russian secret service FSB. The commission's chairman Richard Pound said Russia [...]

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