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Russian investigators question 50 athletes over doping claims

News 21 Oct 2016, 19:10 IST

Moscow, Oct 21 (IANS) Russian investigators have questioned over 50 athletes, coaches and managers as part of the investigation into doping allegations, the Russian Investigative Committee has said.

The doping scandal involving Russian athletes, simmering since 2014, escalated in July 2016 when an independent World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) commission published a report accusing Russia of state-run doping program, reports Sputnik.

"Within the legal proceedings the investigators questioned over 50 athletes, their coaches and managers, received the information about medical check-ups of these athletes," Svetlana Petrenko, deputy head of the committee's media relations department, said on Thursday.



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