Nov 13, 2015

By Tim Keele

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Russia’s participation in the summer Olympics is less than certain now that its track and field federation has been suspended by the  I-A-A-F.

This following  a scathing report about extensive doping in Russia’s international athletic program.

President of the governingFILE — Mariya Savinova, of Russia, wins gold in the women’s 800 meter during the 2012 Summer Olympics with Alysia Montano, of the U.S., left, an American 800-meter runner who finished fifth, in London, Aug. 11, 2012. The World Anti-Doping Agency released the findings of its extraordinary inquiry into doping and corruption in Russian track and field, recommending Russia be suspended from track and field competition, including next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. (Josh Haner/The New York Times)

body, Sebastian Coe, convened a meeting of the governing body following a scathing report by  World Anti-Doping Agency commission.

Coe took the heavy action despite efforts by Russian officials to co-operate and make reforms in their anti-doping system.

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