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Two Russian athletes banned for life over Sochi 2014 Games doping

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BERLIN (Reuters) – Russia’s cross country gold medallist Alexander Legkov and fellow countryman Evgeniy Belov were banned for life from the Olympics on Wednesday over doping at the Sochi 2014 winter Games, the International Olympic Committee said. The two athletes were the first Russians to be sanctioned for anti-doping rule violations following an IOC investigation into allegations of widespread doping among Russians and sample tampering by lab and security officials to give them the edge.

(Reporting by Karolos Grohmann; Editing by Catherine Evans)
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