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July 15 set as deadline for completion of Sochi doping probe

MONTREAL (AP) — WADA's independent investigation into allegations of state-backed doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics will be completed by July 15.

The World Anti-Doping Agency specified the date in the "terms of reference" for the probe, which is being carried out by Canadian arbitrator Richard McLaren.

The inquiry will look into allegations by Grigory Rodchenkov, former director of the Moscow anti-doping lab, that he helped Russian athletes dope before the 2014 Winter Olympics and switched tainted samples for clean ones during the games.

Sandor Tarics

Sandor Tarics, oldest former Olympic champion, dies at 102

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Sandor Tarics, a water polo gold medalist for Hungary at the 1936 Berlin Games and the oldest living Olympic champion, has died. He was 102.

The Hungarian Olympic committee, citing information from his family, said Tarics passed away Saturday in San Francisco.

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