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Russia Calls For Help From U.S., Canada, Switzerland In Anti-Doping Probe

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 02 / 16

Russian Investigative Committee Deputy Chair Ilya Lazutov said that Russia has filed int'l requests for assistance to the U.S., Canada and Switzerland in its ongoing probe into doping in sports, according to RT. The action comes as Russia "continues to investigate accusations of widespread dopi...

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