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WADA to look into latest doping allegations against Russia

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Berlin (dpa) - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has pledged to look into the latest doping allegations against Russian sports in which the New York Times reported that at least 15 medal winners from the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics were doped.

"You can be sure that WADA will immediately look into these additional allegations," WADA president Craig Reedie said in a statement after a foundation board meeting Thursday.

The International Olympic Committee has also asked WADA to investigate.

The New York Times article was published during the meeting, with the paper quoting the former head of the Russian anti-doping lab, Grigory Rodchenkov, as saying Russian athletes submitted clean urine samples ahead of the Sochi Games which where then used to replace tainted samples taken during the Olympics, via a hole in the wall of the laboratory.

Russia topped the Sochi medal table with 33 medals, 13 of them gold.

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