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Russia’s top athletics coach resigns amid doping scandals

In this photo taken on Tuesday, June  13, 2006 Valentin Maslakov watches an athletics competition in Tula, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) south of Moscow, Russia. Russia's top athletics coach, Valentin Maslakov, resigned Friday amid a series of doping scandals in the country.  (AP Photo/Robert Maksimov)

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s top athletics coach resigned Friday amid a series of doping scandals in the country.

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IAAF probes banned Russian walker listed as coach

This is a Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009 file photo of Russia's gold medal winner Olga Kaniskina, right,  stands with  Ireland's silver medal winner Olive Loughnane,  during the ceremony for the Women's 20k Race Walk at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin.  A Tuesday Jan. 20, 2015 ruling against Russian athletes  has brought unexpected good news. Irish walker Olive Loughnane retired almost two years ago but now looks set for a gold medal She finished second in the women's 20-kilometer walk at the 2009 world athletics championships, but the original winner, Russia's Kaniskina, has now seen her result annulled. For Loughnane, it's a happy moment with a tinge of pity for Kaniskina.(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)

MOSCOW (AP) — The IAAF is investigating why a Russian race-walker serving a life ban for doping is listed as a coach at Russia’s national training center.

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Australian athlete chases Olympic gold amid doping scandal

This is a Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012  file photo of Gold-medallist Sergey Kirdyapkin of Russia, right stands with silver-medallist Jared Tallent of Australia,  after the men's 50-kilometer race walk competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Jared Tallent says he "definitely" considers himself the true Olympic race-walking champion. Now he just needs the gold medal to prove it. The Australian finished second in the 50-kilometer walk at the 2012 London Olympics behind Sergei Kirdyapkin, who was one of five Russian walkers banned Tuesday Jan. 20, 2015, for doping. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

MOSCOW (AP) — Jared Tallent says he “definitely” considers himself the true Olympic race-walking champion. Now he just needs the gold medal to prove it.

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3 Russian Olympic race-walk champs suspended in doping probe

In this Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 file photo Sergey Kirdyapkin, of Russia, wins the gold medal in the men's 50-kilometer race walk at the 2012 Summer Olympics, in London. Three Russian Olympic champions have been provisionally suspended as part of an investigation into doping in Russian athletics, the International Association of Athletics Federations has told The Associated Press. The three, all race-walkers, are Sergei Kirdyapkin, who won gold in the men’s 50-kilometer race at the London 2012 Olympics, and Valery Borchin and Olga Kaniskina, who won men’s and women’s 20km gold at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

MOSCOW (AP) — Five Russian race-walkers, including three Olympic gold medalists, were banned by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency on Tuesday.

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