A man walks in front of the Russian Olympic Committee headquarters building, which also houses the management of Russian Athletics Federation in Moscow, Russia, November 13, 2015. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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Russia's Olympic committee said it would lead reform Russian athletics on Saturday and the sport's head said he was prepared to resign as a doping scandal threatened to cost Russia its place at the 2016 Olympics.The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) voted overwhelmingly on Friday to suspend the Russian Athletics Federation (ARAF) for widespread and state-sponsored doping.Russia is one of the superpower is world athletics and finished second behind the United States in the track and field medal count at the 2012 Olympics in London.Following the IAAF council meeting, Russia is being stripped of hosting the world race walking and world junior championships next year.After a three-hour teleconference on Friday, hosted by its President Sebastian Coe, the IAAF council voted 22-1 in favor of suspending Russia.
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