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Athletics scandal: Russia provisionally banned from competition

Russia's athletics federation has been provisionally suspended from competition following revelations of widespread, state-sponsored doping.

The International Association of Athletics Federations' (IAAF) council voted 22-1 in favour of the sanction.

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Russian athletes cheated with 'state-sponsored' doping

Russian athletes were able to cheat their way to medals at the London Olympics and their government helped them to do it, a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) report claimed on Monday.

The games were effectively sabotaged by Russia's "state-sponsored" doping programme, the report said.

WADA said drug cheats were protected by a huge cover-up involving Russian doctors and government security services.

ITV News Sports Editor Steve Scott reports from Geneva.

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