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Putin insists no state-sponsored doping in Russia

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Saint Petersburg (AFP)

President Vladimir Putin on Friday insisted there was no state-sponsored doping in Russia hours before the world athletics governing body IAAF rules whether its track and field team can take part in the Rio Olympics.

"There isn't and cannot be any support on the government level of violations in sport, especially on the question of doping," Putin said at the annual economic forum in Saint Petersburg.

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