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Russian athletes ban is ‘unfair’: Putin


Moscow June 18 (Online): Russia President Vladimir Putin has said it is unjust and unfair that the Russian athletics team remains banned from international competition, including the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

The International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) decided not to lift the suspension, imposed after accusations of state-sponsored doping.

Individual athletes can compete as neutrals if they prove they are clean. Putin called on the International Olympic Committee (IOC), to intervene.

The IOC executive board said it would hold a telephone confere