The Kremlin says Putin to meet with sporting federations to discuss 2016 Olympics

Published 11/10/2015, 9:39 AM EST
Russian President Vladimir Putin

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a meeting on Wednesday with the heads of Russia’s sporting federations to discuss preparations for the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, the Kremlin said in a statement on Tuesday.

The meeting coincides with calls for Russia to be banned from the Games after allegations of systematic doping by Russian athletes.

(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin, writing by Jason Bush)



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