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Destination Rio: Russian team head for Olympics 2016 but many clean athletes stay home

What’s left of Russia’s Olympic team has begun heading out to Rio…. after bans for alleged state sponsored cheating have left the squad decimated. The entire track and field team will be staying firmly at home, while a huge cloud of uncertainty still hangs over many other competitiors. RT’s Ilya Petrenko got a sense of the team’s mood as they headed out from a Moscow airport.


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