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    Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev had signed a ruling defining aimed at combating doping abuse in sport within the country.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Thursday he had signed a ruling defining the banned methods and substances in sport aimed at combating doping abuse in the country.

    "I signed a decree that approves a list of substances and methods that are banned for use in sports," Medvedev said opening a government session.

    He specified that the ruling relates to "unfair competition, situations where an athlete is coerced to use prohibited substances, manipulation of blood tests, illegal chemical activities, gene doping."

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