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The Briefing: This Is Your Olympic Team On Drugs

A technician holds a test tube with a blood sample at the Russian anti-doping laboratory in Moscow

Russia faces a potential complete Olympic ban as the World Anti-Doping Agency prepares to issue yet another critical report.

On this week's Power Vertical Briefing, we discuss the upcoming WADA report on massive doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics and the likely fallout.

Joining me is RFE/RL Senior Editor Steve Gutterman.


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NOTE: The Power Vertical Briefing is a short look ahead to the stories expected to make news in Russia in the coming week. It is hosted by Brian Whitmore, author of The Power Vertical blog and appears on Mondays.

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