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IOC seeks explanation of Russian member's comments

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland - The International Olympic Committee is asking Russian member Shamil Tarpischev for a "full explanation" of his comments about Venus and Serena Williams that led to him being fined and suspended by the women's tennis tour.

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Russian Tennis Federation President Shamil Tarpischev talks during the official ceremony after the final match at the Kremlin Cup tennis tournament in Moscow in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. Russian Tennis Federation President Shamil Tarpischev has been fined $25,000 by the WTA Tour and suspended from tour involvement for a year for questioning Venus and Serena Williams' gender in comments on Russian television. The WTA Tour said Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, that the $25,000 fine is the maximum allowed under tour rules and that it is seeking Tarpischev's removal as chairman of the Kremlin Cup tournament for one year. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin) Show/Hide caption

Russian Tennis Federation President Shamil Tarpischev talks during the official ceremony after the final match at the Kremlin Cup tennis tournament in Moscow in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. Russian Tennis Federation President Shamil Tarpischev has been fined $25,000 by the WTA Tour and suspended from tour involvement for a year for questioning Venus and Serena Williams' gender in comments on Russian television. The WTA Tour said Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, that the $25,000 fine is the maximum allowed under tour rules and that it is seeking Tarpischev's removal as chairman of the Kremlin Cup tournament for one year. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

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