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Russian Athletes Suspected Of Doping At Sochi 2014 Could Soon Be Charged

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 18 / 17

A "first batch of athletes suspected of having been part of a Russian doping ring at the Sochi 2014 Winter Games may soon be charged" by the IOC, the head of the investigation said on Friday, according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. IOC member Denis Oswald said that evidence gathered so far will be...

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