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IOC Will Complete Sochi 2014 Doping Hearings By November

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 20 / 17

Hearings for Russian athletes following the re-tests of their doping samples from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics "will be completed" by the end of November, the IOC said on Thursday, according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. The IOC is re-testing all Russian athletes' samples from those Games follow...

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