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Russia battles doping image ahead of nationals

MOSCOW: Russia stages its national athletics trials from Monday (today) desperate to bury its drugs-plagued image three weeks out from Moscow’s hosting of the world championships.   In recent months, around 40 Russian athletes have been banned for doping, a development which led many to question the country’s suitability to…

Russia Suspends Pole Vaulter for Doping

MOSCOW, November 6  (R-Sport) – Russia’s anti-doping agency said Tuesday it has suspended a  pole vaulter after he tested positive for a banned substance.Ivan  Gertlein, who won team bronze at the Russian championships in Sochi  this year, failed a drugs test on October 15, Rusada said in a  statement.”Gertlein has…