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Russia Will Face Sanctions Despite Anti-Doping Measures, IOC CEO Says

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 23 / 17

Russia "made it a crime to facilitate doping, devoted more money to drug-testing the nation’s athletes and laid out a plan to establish mandatory antidoping education classes," according to Rebecca R. Ruiz of the N.Y. TIMES. Russia President Vladimir Putin called those changes -- inspired by t...

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