Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Ioc Extends Russian Sanctions

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Ioc Extends Russian Sanctions

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Two days before the release of a new report into Russian doping, the IOC on Wednesday extended the provisional sanctions imposed on the country over allegations of systematic cheating and cover-ups.

The International Olympic Committee executive board said the measures imposed July 19 have been extended "until further notice."

The sanctions, originally designed to apply until the end of this year, were put into place following the first report by World Anti-Doping Agency investigator Richard McLaren that alleged state-sponsored doping in Russia.

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