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Track and field goes into the New Year in turmoil amid claims of institutionalized doping, notably in Russia, after a season that saw very little of Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt in action.The 32-year-old was in outstanding form all season, notably winning the 100 meter (9.77sec) and 200 meter (19.71sec) at the season-ending Brussels Diamond League, the former time a season's best with only four men having gone faster.But some athletes protested that the 2004 Olympic 100-meter gold medalist and double sprint world champion in 2005 was not deserving of an award given the fact he served a 2006-10 doping ban.The allegations are based on claims made by former Russian 800m runner Iuliia Stepanova, who is banned until January for a doping violation, and her husband Vitali Stepanov, who worked for Russia's anti-doping agency RUSADA between 2008 and 2011 .Russian officials have strongly denied the claims of state-backed doping made in the documentary.
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