Putin Says Russian Athletes Treated Unfairly Over Olympic Ban

  • Politics got many barred without evidence, president says
  • Isinbayeva says dreams were taken from track-and-field team

Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Photographer: Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images

President Vladimir Putin said many of Russia’s athletes, including in track-and-field, are being unfairly banned from the Olympics over a doping scandal because there’s no evidence against them of wrong-doing.

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