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IOC Extending Provisional Measures Against Russia Over Doping Scandal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 08 / 16

The IOC said that it extended provisional measures against Russia over its doping scandal "until further notice" pending the evaluation of a World Anti-Doping Agency-commissioned report, according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. The measures, first imposed on July 19 following the publication o...

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