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    Russian Officials Concede on Olympic Doping Operation

    That’s one way to go for gold. Russian authorities had previously denied the World Anti-Doping Agency’s findings of their athletes’ widespread, state-sponsored use of banned substances. Now, perhaps hoping to reconcile with global regulators — who’ve said Russia has to accept the investigation before hosting another Olympics — officials say they no longer dispute the drug allegations, though they deny that top government officials were involved. A team of Olympians and politicians must now overhaul Russia’s anti-doping practices in order to get back into global sports’ good graces.

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