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Mutko On Ban: Russian Sports Minister Says IAAF Is Destroying Athletics

The governing body of world athletics, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), is destroying the sport of track and field, according to Russia's Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko. He was speaking on June 21, after the IAAF extended its previous ban on Russian athletes participating in events due to numerous violations of doping rules. The ban includes this summer's Olympics in Rio, although the International Olympic Committee has left the door open for individual athletes to compete, if they are declared "clean." (Reuters)