French arrest warrants for two Russian former athletics officials

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French magistrates investigating alleged bribery behind a cover-up of doping of athletes have issued warrants for the arrests of Valentin Balakhnichev, the former head of Russian athletics who was also treasurer of the International Association of Athletics Federations, and Alexei Melnikov, a former Russian national team coach.

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France has issued arrest warrants for two former senior Russian athletics officials in an investigation into a doping cover-up, reports Sport24.