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USOC chair warns of 'Cold War mentality' in antidoping fight

The leader of the U.S. Olympic Committee warned of turning the effort to fix the world's broken anti-doping system into a Cold War-style showdown between East and West.

Speaking to the U.S. Olympic Assembly on Thursday, chairman Larry Probst reiterated his support for the International Olympic Committee's near-unanimous rubber-stamping of president Thomas Bach's decision not to ban the entire Russian team from the Rio Olympics.

"If we're going to address the inadequacies of the current anti-doping system, we can't devolve into a Cold War mentality of us versus them," Probst told the audience of U.S. Olympic leaders. "The global system is broken and it needs to...

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