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IAAF poised to suspend Russian federation in doping scandal


LONDON (AP) — IAAF leaders are set to suspend the Russian federation on Friday, keeping the country’s track and field athletes out of international competition for an indefinite period that could include next year’s Olympics in Brazil.

IAAF President Sebastian Coe convenes an emergency meeting of his 27-member council via teleconference on Friday evening to vote on a provisional suspension of Russia following the damning allegations of systematic, state-sponsored doping contained in a report by a World Anti-Doping Agency commission.

Under heavy pressure to take tough action, Coe is expected to secure approval from the council for the maximum sanction, despite efforts …read more

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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