Can Russia Tackle Doping in Time for Rio?

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One week ago, the World Anti-Doping Agency reported that Russian officials conspired to cover up systematic, state sponsored doping of track and field athletes. The International Association of Athletic Federations quickly followed up with a provisional suspension. Today, the Anti-Doping Agency's chief investigator, Canada's Dick Pound, said Russia might be able to clean up for next summer's Games in Rio. Alan Abrahamson is founder and columnist for 3-Wire Sports, a blog about the Olympic Movement and international sports.

Mariya Savinova et Ekaterina Poistogova take the Gold and Bronze in the 800 meter race at the 2012 Olympics
Photo: Citizen 59




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