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Putin Calls Olympics Punishments a Sign of U.S. Election Meddling

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Russian President Vladimir Putin prompt Thursday that the United States is attempting to intervene in Russia’s presidential elections by means of punishments meted out in opposition to its Olympic athletes, based on a state information company.

“In response to our alleged interference in their elections [in the United States], they want to stir up problems during [the] Russian presidential election,” Putin mentioned, based on the state information company TASS.

The World Anti-Doping Agency final yr accused Russia of working a state-sponsored doping system from 2011 to 2015.

The International Olympic Committee, or IOC, on Thursday introduced sanctions in opposition to 4 Russian athletes badociated to the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, saying they dedicated anti-doping rule violations. The IOC introduced sanctions in opposition to two different Russian athletes for doping violations from the 2014 Sochi video games on Nov. 1.




Image: Vladimir Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin, heart, within the central Vietnamese metropolis of Da Nang forward of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit on Friday.