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Olympics: Is it possible to have a good, clean game anymore?




File photo of the Olympic rings.
File photo of the Olympic rings.
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We're a few days away from the opening of the Summer Olympics.

But a cloud of doping allegations is threatening to dampen the sunny Rio festivities. 

The World Anti-Doping Agency released a report last month alleging Russia's sport authorities covered up a widespread system of cheating doping tests at the Sochi winter games.

It's the latest in the decades-long effort to keep competition pure -- but can the Olympics ever be truly "clean?"

Donald J Polden  with the Institute of Sports Law and Ethics at Santa Clara University joins Take Two to discuss whether or not doping can ever be completely eliminated from the Olympics

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