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IAAF presses Russia on fresh doping-related allegations in ARD documentary

• Programme alleged that banned coaches still working with athletes
• Russia denies claims and insists ‘no banned coaches are receiving any support’

The IAAF is investigating “as a matter of urgency” claims made by a German documentary on Wednesday about continuing doping problems in Russia.

ARD’s Showdown for Russia was the fourth programme by the award-winning reporter Hajo Seppelt to investigate doping in the country in 18 months. His most recent film claimed that two banned coaches are still working with athletes and the Russian sports minister, Vitaly Mutko, was personally involved in burying a positive test by a leading footballer.

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