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20 June 2016

posted 19 Jun 2016, 23:14 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 19 Jun 2016, 23:15 ]
Russian Investigative Committee Probing Former Anti-Doping Chief

Russian investigators have opened a criminal probe into the former director of the country's anti-doping laboratory, after he publicly detailed a vast state-sponsored system to help Russian athletes improve their performance. The national Investigative Committee said on June 18 it was looking at Grigory Rodchenkov for alleged abuse of authority. The announcement came one day after the world governing body for track-and-field athletes -- the International Association of Athletics Federations -- announced that Russia's athletes would not be allowed to compete in the Summer Olympics in Brazil. That decision was later endorsed by the International Olympic Committee. [...]
Source: RFE/RL [19 June 2016]