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Vladimir Putin says Moscow could appeal Russia sports ban

PARIS: Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that Moscow had grounds to appeal a decision by the World Anti-Doping Agency to bar Russia from major sporting events, a move he said violated the Olympic charter. Russia was banned from the world’s top sporting events for four years earlier on Monday, including the next summer and winter Olympics and the 2022 soccer World Cup, for tampering with doping tests. Vladimir Putin, who was speaking in Paris after talks with his Ukrainian counterpart, said Russia would…