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Russia appeals to lift doping ban from Olympic Athletics

Russia appeals to lift doping ban from Olympic AthleticsThe Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) says it has appealed a ban of its track-and-field team from next month's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro over doping.

ROC spokesman Konstantin Vybornov told AP on July 3 that a case had been filed with the Court of Arbitration for Sport and would be heard on July 19.

ROC's legal department head, Aleksandra Brilliantova, told the TASS news agency that if Russia wins, the Olympic application deadline "will be extended" to let Russian athletes apply.
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