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Russia passes amendments to fine athletes caught doping

Apr. 11, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia plans to fine athletes who get caught doping, though the scheme may not be much of a deterrent for the country's top performers. The Russian parliament voted Thursday to impose a maximum fine of 50,000 rubles ($775) for any athlete caught taking banned substances. Russia has been...

21 athletes, 5 sports in focus as doping probe expands

Mar. 20, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

MUNICH (AP) — As many as 21 athletes from five sports may have been part of a doping ring stretching around the world, German prosecutors said Wednesday. Austrian police arrested five competitors at the Nordic skiing world championships last month and the case has since spread to cycling. Munich prosecutor...