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IAAF Confirms Ban On Russia's Track And Field Athletes In Rio

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 28 / 16

The Int'l Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on Wednesday "stood behind its ban on Russia's track and field athletes competing at the Rio Olympics, effectively leaving all avenues explored in Moscow's attempts to get the team readmitted," according to Nivedita Shankar of REUTERS. The I...

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