Stepanova chal­lenges IOC rul­ing on dop­ing ban

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Dop­ing whistle­blower Yuliya Stepanova has ques­tioned the “un­fair” de­ci­sion by the In­ter­na­tional Olympic Com­mit­tee to ban her from the Rio Olympics.

The 800m run­ner’s tes­ti­mony helped shed light on the scale of dop­ing in Rus­sian sport, and she was to com­pete un­der a neu­tral flag in Rio next month.

But the IOC ruled that she should not be al­lowed to take part as she had pre­vi­ously failed a dop­ing test.

Stepanova said the IOC de­ci­sion was “based on wrong and un­true state­ments”.

Yuliya Stepanova

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