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Philip Barker: When IOC Sessions and politics mix

Philip Barker: When IOC Sessions and politics mix

Russia’s two International Olympic Committee (IOC) members Yelena Isinbayeva and Shamil Tarpischev did not attend the recent session in Lausanne, but sixty years ago this week, the IOC held their annual gathering in Moscow at the height of "Cold War" tension which some feared would escalate into something far more serious.