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Russian athletes could be banned for Olympics after doping scandal

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The International Olympic Committee has launched an investigation into top Russian sports officials.

Russian athletes could be banned from this summer's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro because of a doping scandal.

The country is accused of sabotaging the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi by swapping the urine of doped Russian athletes with clean samples.

Russia's Sports Minister denies any wrongdoing and says he expects his staff to be cleared.

Russian athletes say they're focused on competing despite calls for a ban.

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