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Sole Russian track athlete banned from Rio, quickly appeals

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The IAAF said Saturday it has banned the only Russian in Olympic track and field from competition and that she is appealing the ruling. The eligibility of long jumper Darya Klishina was revoked by the IAAF based on new information it received last week, spokesman Yannis Nikolaou told The Associated Press. He would not specify what the new information is or who delivered it. Klishina, a former European indoor champion, previously was the only one of 68 Russians allowed to…

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