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Russians, Kenyans to face Olympic evaluation

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>> Russian and Kenyan athletes will have to jump another hurdle for this summer's Olympic games in Rio. Competitors from both countries told if they wished to take part, they'll need to sign up to extra testing to prove they're clean. This special measure is being introduced because of the poor state of anti-doping bodies in the two countries, which the head of the Olympic committee said, quote, put very serious doubts on the presumption of innocents.
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The IOC meeting on Tuesday agreed a five point anti-doping plan. Russian track and field athletes will remain suspended from Rio. But the resolutions cleared the way for athletes deemed clean by the world athletics body the chance to compete. Reuters correspondent, Maria Vesilvia.>> The position which was voiced today by the IOC's
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was seen as a good sign by everyone here at the Russian Athletics Championships in Russian town of Cheboksary.
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>> Russia's Olympic chief says clean athletes will fight to compete, with plans to appeal what they're calling a legally indefensible ban. Desilvia says many in Russia don't see the doping scandal as even being related to sports.>> Some people believe that it is just another anti-Russian move by the rest, and they see it in the line of economics sanctions and political restrictions against Russia.
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And I've heard the same thing from athletes here.>> For the athletes competing Tuesday at the Russian track and field championships, they still don't have the green light they were hoping for. Many have said they found competing here hard when their Olympic dreams remain stuck in limbo.