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Russians shrug off accusations of sports doping

Public's reaction is to point finger elsewhere - at the West preferably; officials minimise scandal

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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with heads of Russian sports federations in Sochi on Nov 11, 2015.

Moscow

THE sweeping accusations that a Kremlin-backed programme facilitated doping by elite Russian track-and-field athletes in the Olympics and other top sports events earned a collective shrug on Tuesday from the Russian public and even, to some extent, from the officials who oversaw

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