The Russian president has strongly attacked the ban on the country's Paralympic team from competing in Rio next month.
Vladimir Putin acknowledged mistakes made in tackling sports doping and was striving to improve its anti-doping structures "in the most transparent way".
But he alleged political pressure had led international anti-doping organisations to single out Russia for harsh treatment.
The entire Russian Paralympic team was barred on August 7 over the same doping allegations that saw …
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