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2017 worlds to be moved from Sochi - federation

People drive down a summer bobsleigh run at the western city Winterberg, Germany, December 29, 2015. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender/File Photo
People drive down a summer bobsleigh run at the western city Winterberg, Germany, December 29, 2015. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender/File Photo

ZURICH (Reuters) - The 2017 bobsleigh and skeleton world championships will be moved from Sochi, Russia, the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) said in a statement on Tuesday.

Latvia pulled out of the Feb. 13-26 championships following the publication last week of the second part of the McLaren Report into Russian doping which revealed an institutional conspiracy to conceal positive drug tests.

The new venue for the event will be decided in the next few days, the IBSF said.

(Editing by Ed Osmond)

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