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Yuliya Stepanova eyes Rio spot with Coe's blessing

Amsterdam: Yuliya Stepanova’s international comeback may have ended with a torn foot ligament and disqualification, but the Russian doping whistleblower leaves with Sebastian Coe’s blessing and seemingly ever closer to a place at the Rio Olympics.

Yuliya Stepanova
Yuliya Stepanova

“I would like you to help us understand the true nature of the problems young athletes can face and how decisions they make affect them,” said Stepanova.

She praised the IAAF for the support it had offered her. “I hope what you did for me gives permission for more athletes. If you want to do something right, people in the world will support you to do the right thing.”

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