Today's headline in a Russian sports magazine asks, "Are they taking Rio away from us? It's a reference to yesterday's report about Russia's systematic doping of world-class athletes and calls for banning Russians from next summer's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. A spokesman for President Vladimir Putin says there's "no evidence” and that the charges "appear rather unfounded." Alan Abrahamson is a veteran reporter on the Olympic movement and the founder and columnist of the blog 3 Wire Sports.
Mariya Savinova et Ekaterina Poistogova take the Gold and Bronze in the 800 meter race at the 2012 Olympics
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