IOC Wants IAAF to Take Action Against Athletes Accused of Doping

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International Olympic Committee has insisted that Russian athletes accused of doping should have disciplinary proceedings brought against them.

IOC has requested the IAAF take action after a damning report into widespread doping was released.

The World Anti-Doping Agency independent commission report said Russia should be banned from athletics competition for running a “state-supported” doping programme.

It recommended that five Russian athletes and five coaches should be given life bans.

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2 athletes, Mariya Savinova, who won gold in the 800m at London 2012 and Ekaterina Poistogova, who won bronze in the same race, have been named in the report.

Anastasiya Bazdyreva, Tatjana Myazina and Kristina Ugarova were also among the athletes named, although these allegations are unproven and the five individuals are yet to respond to the report’s findings.

Wada says London 2012 was “sabotaged” by “widespread inaction” against athletes with suspicious doping profiles, while the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) was also implicated.

The Kremlin has dismissed the accusations, describing them as “groundless”.

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