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IOC Criticized For Letting Russia Field Rio Team In Wake Of State-Sponsored Doping Scandal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 25 / 16

Olympic leaders "find themselves facing questions -- if not outright criticism -- over their decision not to ban Russia " from the Rio Games, according to David Wharton of the L.A. TIMES. Reaction yesterday was "immediate with anti-doping officials and athletes from other countries expressing ...

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