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7 Russian swimmers banned from Rio Olympics over doping violations

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(CNN) — The governing body of world aquatics (FINA) has banned seven Russian swimmers from the Rio Olympics over doping violations, the group said in a statement on Monday.

The Russian synchronized swimming team, divers and the women’s water polo team are still eligible to participate because they have not been implicated in the ongoing doping scandal, the Federation Internationale de Natation said.

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