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IOC to target Russia, Mexico and Kenya in doping tests

01 Jun 2016, 23:34 IST
A view through a fence, decorated with the Olympic rings, shows a building of the federal state budgetary institution "Federal scientific centre of physical culture and sports", which houses a laboratory accredited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), in Moscow, Russia on November 11, 2015. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin/File Photo

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will target Russia, Mexico and Kenya in pre-Olympic drugs testing due to the countries' track records as it looks to root out cheats ahead of this year's Rio de Janeiro Games.

"Special focus will be put on countries where the testing programme is non-compliant - Kenya, Russia and Mexico," the IOC said in a statement on its pre-Olympic testing programme after an Executive Board meeting on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Karolos Grohmann, editing by Ed Osmond)

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