NEWSWATCH: “Russia’s Doping Scandal. A new report finds that Olympic cheating was state policy.” – Wall Street Journal editorial

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Less than three weeks before the Summer Olympics in Rio … an independent probe … produced the most damning evidence to date of a vast, state-sponsored #doping program run by #Russia’s sports officials that included corrupting the testing lab at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. … the report sets up a choice as delicate as it is momentous: whether to ban Russia from the Rio Games.

Last month, the IOC formally supported a ban on the country’s track and field team competing in the Games because of state-sponsored doping, and will now face considerable pressure to keep out the entire Russian delegation.

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