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Russia May Miss 2018 Winter Paralympics Over Doping Scandal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 23 / 17

Russia is "set to be banned from the world para-athletics championships in London in July and is also in danger of its doping suspension extending to next year’s winter Paralympics," according to Martyn Ziegler of the LONDON TIMES. Russia was given a deadline of early September to "meet the cr...

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