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A former senior Russian Olympic Committee official fired by President Vladimir Putin over delays in building infrastructure for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi said doctors had found higher than normal levels of mercury in his body, Interfax reported. 

Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks with journalists shortly after his televised question and answer session with the nation in Moscow, on April 25, 2013. A former senior Russian Olympic Committee official fired by Putin over delays in building infrastructure for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi said doctors had found higher than normal levels of mercury in his body, Interfax reported.

Former Russian Olympic Committee deputy chief Akhmed Bilalov, who is being investigated by prosecutors for abuse of authority, said medics at a German resort where he is being treated had discovered traces of the toxic metal.

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