FILE - In this May 16, 2011 file photo then Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, right, is flanked by Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, left, as they visit a sports complex that is under construction for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, in Krasnodar, southern Russia. WADA's independent commission said Monday, Nov. 9, 2015 Russia's athletics federation should be suspended and its track and field athletes banned from competition until the country cleans up its act on doping. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Pool, file) (The Associated Press)
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A man walks by the Russian Olympic committee building in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Russian track and field athletes could be banned from next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after a devastatingly critical report accused the country's government of complicity in widespread doping and cover-ups. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev) (The Associated Press)
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A man smokes a cigarette at the entrance of National anti-doping agency, RUSADA in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Russian track and field athletes could be banned from next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after a devastatingly critical report accused the country's government of complicity in widespread doping and cover-ups. The World Anti-Doping Agency commission set up to investigate doping in Russia said even the country's intelligence service, the FSB, was involved, spying on Moscow's anti-doping lab, including during last year's Olympics in Sochi. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko) (The Associated Press)
LONDON – The Latest from the IAAF investigation (all time local):
President Vladimir Putin's spokesman says the accusations of state-sponsored doping in Russian track and field appear unfounded.
Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Tuesday that whenever any charges are made, they must be based on some evidence.
He says "as long as there is no evidence, it is difficult to consider the accusations, which appear rather unfounded."