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    Russians Extremely Disappointed Over Olympics Bani
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    June 18, 2016 1:10 AM
    Russian sports officials and the public expressed shock and disappointment after the International Association of Athletics Federations upheld a ban against Russian athletes, preventing the team from competing at the Rio Olympics. VOA's Daniel Schearf reports from Moscow.
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    Video Russians Extremely Disappointed Over Olympics Ban

    Russian sports officials and the public expressed shock and disappointment after the International Association of Athletics Federations upheld a ban against Russian athletes, preventing the team from competing at the Rio Olympics. VOA's Daniel Schearf reports from Moscow.

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