Russia faces ban from athletics for widespread doping offences

November 9, 2015 5:42 PM

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GENEVAAn international anti-doping commission recommended on Monday that Russia's Athletics Federation be banned from international competition over widespread doping offences, a move that could see the powerhouse Russian team excluded from next year's Rio Olympics.

Russian sports minister Vitlay Mutko said there was no evidence for the accusations against the Federation.

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