May 19, 2016 / 4:11 PM / a year ago

Russian investigators looking into doping allegations : report

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The Russian national flag (R) and the Olympic flag are seen during the closing ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Russia, February 23, 2014.Jim Young/File Photo

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian state investigators are looking into allegations from former anti-doping laboratory chief Grigory Rodchenkov about Russian sports doping, Russian news agencies reported on Thursday.

Interfax news agency cited Vladimir Markin, spokesman for Russia's Investigative Committee, as saying that a decision will be taken on how to proceed with the cases based on the results of the checks.

Reporting by Lidia Kelly Editing by Christian Lowe

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