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Doping violations double in Russia this yearThursday, October 10, 2013
MOSCOW, Russia (AP) — Russia's national anti-doping agency says the number of doping violations by Russian athletes has more than doubled this year.
RUSADA said in yesterday's statement that more than 88 athletes have been punished for different violations and more than 80 other cases are still under investigation or awaiting decision.
The report comes four months before Russia hosts the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
The number of doping violations in the first nine months of the year is almost twice the number registered during all of 2013.
The statement did not specify the sports or athletes involved.
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