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Russia reorganizes amid allegations

Updated: October 22, 2010, 5:12 PM ET
Associated Press

GENEVA -- Russian skiers will likely avoid penalties that could have barred them from their home Olympics in 2014 because of the country's improved doping record.

International Ski Federation President Gian Franco Kasper told The Associated Press he was "very optimistic" the reorganized Russian body will meet a Nov. 1 deadline to show it has cleaned up its act.

"I have had the chance being in Sochi [last week] to discuss it with their top people. I have the feeling they took it very ...

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