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Court Of Arbitration For Sport To Hear Russian Appeals Next Week

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 19 / 18

The cases of 39 Russian athletes given lifetime Olympic bans following doping violations at the Sochi 2014 Games "will be heard next week," the Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Wednesday, according to Frank Pingue of REUTERS. CAS said in a statement that the hearings would begin on Monday in G...

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Marbury Named President Of UFL China

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