Vladimir Putin cancels meeting to discuss doping, charges against Russia, from Guardian.UK

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Not sure what this means. My guess is that just the notion that this has grabbed Mr. Putin's attention has Russian athletics officials scrambling. I am not sure anyone would have believed that Russia would possibly be expelled from the global sports arena.

Vladimir Putin cancels meeting to discuss doping allegations against Russia

Spokesman says heavy rain has restricted flights in and out of Sochi
Putin to be briefed after sports leaders meet in Mineralnye Vody
Vladimir Putin and Lamine Diack
Vladimir Putin and Lamine Diack attend the 2013 Athletcis World Championships. Photograph: Klimentyev Mikhail/Itar-Tass Photo/Corbis

The Russian president Vladimir Putin has cancelled a meeting with sports leaders, scheduled to be held in Sochi on Wednesday in the wake of the country's doping scandal.

A Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted by Russian state news agencies

as saying the reason for the cancellation was heavy rain that has restricted flights

in and out of Sochi, the host city of last year's Winter Olympics.

To see the story in its original form, please go to: http://www.theguardian.com/

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