FILE - In this May 16, 2011 file photo then Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, right, is flanked by Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, left, as they visit a sports complex that is under construction for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, in Krasnodar, southern Russia. WADA's independent commission said Monday, Nov. 9, 2015 Russia's athletics federation should be suspended and its track and field athletes banned from competition until the country cleans up its act on doping. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Pool, file) (The Associated Press)
President Vladimir Putin's spokesman says the accusations of state-sponsored doping in Russian track and field appear unfounded.
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