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Judging by the number of folks charged with driving under influence I am guessing the penalty is rather light. Of...

Yuri Ganus, Margarita Pakhnotskaya

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Alexander Zemlianichenko
STAFF

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

FILE- In this file photo taken on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, Russian National Anti-doping Agency RUSADA head Yuri Ganus and Margarita Pakhnotskaya, deputy CEO of Rusada, right, speak to journalists in Moscow, Russia. Russia previously used hacked data to vilify Western athletes as cheats for bending the rules to take banned substances but the country is now warming to a controversial part of the anti-doping system. More Russians are applying for them Therapeutic Use Exemptions despite President Vladimir Putin saying in 2017 that the West was using them to game the system.Officials from RUSADA and the UK Anti-Doping Agency, which handled Russian TUEs until September, turned down applications which lacked medical documents, or from athletes asking for medicines that weren’t actually banned. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

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