IMAGE: Russian President Vladimir Putin with athletes during the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images. Russia has never had a state-sponsored doping programme, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday, after the association of National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs) called for a temporary blanket ban on Russia from international sport. "In Russia we never had, don't have, and I hope won't have a state-sponsored doping programme. On the contrary, ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
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A senior IOC member apologised on Thursday after he compared the idea of banning doping-tainted Russia from next year's Winter Olympics to the Holocaust. Gian Franco Kasper, an International Olympic Committee executive board member, said he was "truly sorry" ...Business Standard, 1 week ago
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