Russian track federation vice president Andrei Silnov speaks during a news conference in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
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Russian athletics looked set for conflict with the IAAF over doping even as the government admitted Tuesday some top coaches relied on giving banned substances to their athletes.The IAAF Monday said Russia would probably not be reinstated to global athletics until at least November, extending a ban first imposed in November 2015 . A former Olympic high jump champion, Silnov said whistleblowers about doping in Russia were motivated by money, questioned claims that Russia had "a culture of doping," and suggested the IAAF was unfairly slowing down Russia's reinstatement.Following a council meeting, the IAAF laid out the conditions for Russia to return to competition, including the reinstatement of the national drug-testing agency, which remains suspended over various allegations of covering up doping.
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