Athletics

Russian team to sign anti-doping pledge

Moscow - Every member of Russia's track and field team will have to sign an anti-doping pledge as the country tries to restore its sporting reputation.

Russia's track team was banned from international competition, including the Olympics, in November after a World Anti-Doping Agency commission's report accused the country of operating a systematic, state-sponsored doping programme.

As part of the conditions for Russia's reinstatement set by the sport's governing body, the country must investigate past abuses and create a strong anti-doping culture among its athletes.

The Russian track federation says all athletes and coaches, whether in the national team or at local competitions, must sign a declaration detailing "the obligation to abide by anti-doping rules and the unacceptability of breaching them, and also co-operation in unearthing similar abuses."

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