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IOC probes 28 Russian athletes

Twenty-eight Russian athletes who took part in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi face disciplinary proceedings over possible manipulation of their urine samples, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said yesterday.

The step follows publication earlier this month of the second and final part of the World Anti-Doping Agency's independent McLaren report into Russian doping.

It found more than 1,000 Russian competitors in more than 30 sports were involved in a conspiracy to conceal positive drug tests over the course of five years.

The IOC said yesterday that the 28 cases were not considered positive doping tests, but "the manipulation of the samples themselves could lead to an Anti-Doping Rule Violation and sanctions". - REUTERS

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