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Olympic champ Zaripova faces losing gold in doping ban

In this Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012 file photo, Russia's Yuliya Zaripova poses with her gold medal for the women's 3000-meter steeplechase during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. Russian athlete Yulia Zaripova faces losing her gold medal in the 3,000 steeplechase from the 2012 London Olympics after being banned for doping. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

MOSCOW (AP) — In the latest of a slew of Russian doping cases, Yulia Zaripova faces being stripped of her gold medal in the 3,000 steeplechase from the 2012 London Olympics after being banned for a drug violation.

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Economic woes force Russia’s Olympic hopefuls to stay home

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian athletes will have to scale back their training plans for next year’s Olympics in Brazil because of the country’s economic crisis, deputy sports minister Yuri Nagornykh said on Friday.

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Radionova leads Russia 1-2-3 in European figure skating

Elena Radionova, of Russia, reacts after receiving the results for her short program during the European Figure Skating championships in Stockholm, Sweden, on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Elena Radionova led a Russian sweep of the top three in the short program at the European figure skating championships on Thursday, in a performance she said was something of an emotional watershed.

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Film ‘Red Army’ uses hockey as window into Soviet history

TORONTO (AP) — Audiences understand early on that “Red Army” is more than just a film about hockey.

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Bubka troubled by Ukraine conflict as he seeks IAAF top job

In this Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 file photo, retired pole vaulter Sergei Bubka gestures to spectators before presenting the medals for the men's pole vault at the World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia. Bubka has made it official: He's running for president of the International Association of Athletics Federations. The Ukrainian announced his candidacy Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 confirming what had been widely expected for months. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

LONDON (AP) — Sergei Bubka has more than just votes on his mind as he campaigns for the top job in track and field.

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