Russian Federation doping issue persists

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"The failure to properly investigate and prosecute free of sport-political influence those who violated anti-doping rules, breaks the trust with millions of clean athletes around the world", they said.

"We have serious doubts that the 2018 Games will be clean due to the incomplete investigation of massive evidence of individual doping by Russian athletes at the..."

Starting this month, South Korean mobile carrier KT will begin establishing the fifth-generation network in major parts of PyeongChang, Gangwon Province, accelerating its preparations for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, the company said Friday.

The statement was signed by leaders of anti-doping agencies in the U.S., Britain, Australia and more than a dozen other countries.

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India's men's doubles duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty also bowed out at the last eight stage. Sixth seed Bingjiao defeated third seed Ji Hyun Sung of Korea 21-19, 16-21, 21-19 in the quarters.

The mobile carrier, an official sponsor of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, aims to introduce the 5G telecom services with the opening of the worldwide sports event.

The national anti-doping organisation leaders also urged Russia to take public responsibility for what it called "its fraudulent actions" detailed in the Richard McLaren report, which claimed that over 1,000 Russian athletes had benefited from state-sponsored doping between 2011 and 2015.

Allegations of state-sponsored Russian doping multiplied after a World Anti-Doping Agency commission in 2015 found that more than 1,000 Russian competitors in more than 30 sports were involved in a conspiracy to hide positive drug tests over a period of five years. "A full account and justice for clean athletes can not be achieved without this information".

They expressed concerns about the Pyeongchang Games being clean.

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Still, some International Olympic Committee members are anxious about the timing.

Asked whether Pyongyang will send athletes across the inter-Korean border, Chang said, "The North Korean Olympic Committee (NOC) still can not confirm any athletes as they haven't qualified yet". He reiterated what he said this week - he expects Russian Federation to field a team in Pyeongchang.

The 2018 Winter Olympics are set to kick off on February 9 and run through February 25.

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