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MOSCOW -- A year after the release of a damning report into widespread doping, Russian track and field is hopeful of a way back into the global fold. Wholesale Air Max 1 .On November 9, 2015, the World Anti-Doping Agencys independent commission unleashed a strongly worded, 323-page account of how Russian athletes, coaches and officials had colluded in the use of performance-enhancing drugs before and after the 2012 London Olympics.That report set in motion a year of turmoil and legal battles for Russia, which had more than 100 athletes in various sports barred from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, including all but one member of the track and field team. The Russian track federation remains barred from international competition, with no date set for when it could return.Weve lived through a hard year, very hard, All-Russian Athletics Federation general secretary Mikhail Butov told The Associated Press. Not just regarding the participation of our athletes at the Olympics, which was the most important thing for us, but in terms of recognizing the situation and understanding which way to go.Despite being under the heaviest sanctions in track and field history, Russian officials insist they are making progress on anti-doping reforms and plan to send athletes to major competitions in the coming months. The main target is the European indoor championships in Belgrade, Serbia, from March 3-5, federation president Dmitry Shlyakhtin said after talks with IAAF representatives in Monaco.The IAAF will hold a special congress in Monaco on Dec. 3.Any Russians who are allowed to compete will probably have to accept neutral status in IAAF events rather than officially representing Russia, Butov suggested. The IAAF declined to comment on the talks.The work has continued and there is something to show for it, Butov said.The only Russian who competed in track and field at the Rio Games was long jumper Darya Klishina, who was allowed to take part under IAAF rules because she had been based in the U.S. for several years, away from the Russian drug-testing system, which faced accusations that officials and lab staff had covered up hundreds of failed tests.Russian track and field officials and athletes hope the IAAF will accept individual athletes applications to compete, even if the federation as a whole remains suspended.Now it seems as if that criterion about living abroad can probably be disregarded, Butov said. The issue now is that the testing that has been done in this period is considered convincing and guaranteed to give an athlete the opportunity to be considered for competition. If its not like that, itll be an endless process.The Russian drug-testing agency has been suspended for almost a year, with testing carried out in reduced numbers by Britains anti-doping agency. Russian Olympic Committee president Alexander Zhukov said the situation was totally unacceptable because UK Anti-Doping plans to collect only 6,000 samples in 2017, compared to the 20,000 collected by the Russian agency at its peak. He said that only national team athletes are being targeted for testing, leaving youth and junior athletes out of the system.So, in a situation like this, why not to find a fast-track way to give the accreditation back to RUSADA and to renew its activities, especially since it is under the full control of WADA? Zhukov said in a speech to IOC officials released Wednesday. What is preventing this? For our part, we would like to appeal to you as WADAs founders to assist in the prompt reinstatement of the Russian anti-doping agency and the anti-doping laboratory in their rights.Among those who missed the Rio Games was hammer thrower Sergei Litvinov, who had hoped to compete in his first Olympics.Ive spent the whole year on edge, he said.Litvinov, a vocal critic of drug use, had requested extra drug-testing by the IAAF to prove he was clean, but still came under the Russian teams ban. He still doesnt know when he can compete again.Whatever will be, will be, he said. It could all change at any moment. Cheap Air Max 1 . It was the second consecutive win for the Pacers (2-5), who lost their first five preseason games. Jeff Teague led the Hawks (1-5) with 17 points and eight assists and Al Horford had 12 points and seven rebounds. Mike Scott scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half. Air Max 1 Wholesale Australia .com) - The Montreal Canadiens embark on their first road trip of the season as they head out west to battle the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. http://www.cheapaustraliaairmax1.com/ .J. Ellis hit two-run homers and the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Diego Padres 4-0 Saturday night. DENVER -- Los Angeles Dodgers starter Brock Stewart couldnt provide any relief for his ailing team.The surging Rockies made sure of that.Stewart, promoted to give Kenta Maeda an extra day of rest, allowed nine runs in four-plus innings as Los Angeles fell to the Rockies 12-2 Wednesday.Stewart (0-2) is just the latest call-up for a team that has struggled to stay healthy all year. Earlier in the day, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was moved to the 60-day disabled list, and right-hander Louis Coleman (shoulder fatigue) and left-hander Adam Liberatore (elbow inflammation) were also placed on the DL -- giving Los Angeles an NL-record 25 players put there this season.Its not easy, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. These guys come up and are thrown into the fire. And theyre doing the best they can.It wasnt nearly good enough on Wednesday.Carlos Gonzalez homered twice to record his 19th multi-homer game of his career before he left the game in the bottom of the seventh with an ankle injury. Nolan Arenado, Mark Reynolds and DJ LeMahieu also went deep in the win for Colorado, which has won 11 of 13 to move above the .500 mark for the first time since May 18.The Rockies latest streak has them within three games of the second NL wild card, with three teams between them and St. Louis. The Dodgers are two games up on the Cardinals for the top NL wild card.Its been fun, said Gonzalez, who doesnt expect to miss any substantial time with his sprained left ankle. Its fun when you get wins. We are playing good baseball right now.Arenado hit a three-run home run to spark a five-run first inning off Stewart (0-2). Reynolds added a two-run blast put the Rockies ahead 5-2.. Cheap Authentic Air Max 1. Later, LeMahieu and Gonzalez homered as part of a four-run fifth to end Stewarts day.I am frustrated, Stewart said. The bullpen session before the game was great. Everything was working and then everything stayed flat during the game.Tyler Anderson (4-3) allowed two runs in seven innings for Colorado. He struck out six and walked two. His lone blemish came in the first inning when Justin Turner hit a two-run home run.Those guys the last couple of days threw the ball well, Roberts said. Jon Grey yesterday and this kid today threw well, kept us at bay.QUOTABLEI didnt beat myself, Stewart said firmly. They beat me.TRAINERS ROOMDodgers: Kershaw (back) wont be eligible to return until Aug. 27 at the earliest. ... LHP Rich Hill (hand) threw around 50 pitches in a bullpen session Wednesday. He looked real good and executed all his pitches, Roberts said. ... RHP Bud Norris threw a bullpen session and could make his next start this weekend.Rockies: SS Trevor Story (thumb) will undergo season-ending surgery Thursday in Denver. Story suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament in Saturdays win over the Mets.UP NEXTDodgers: RHP Kenta Maeda (9-7, 3.23 ERA) has had some early success against the Rockies this season. In two starts against Colorado, the Japanese pitcher has allowed just one run and struck out 17 in 13 innings.Rockies: RHP Tyler Chatwood (10-6, 3.50 ERA) has allowed just one run and four hits in his previous two starts. Less impressive is the fact that he also gave up 12 walks in 12 innings during those starts. ' ' '
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