WASHINGTON - Seven Russian GRU intelligence officers were charged with hacking computers associated with 250 athletes and anti-doping sports organizations in the USA and around the world, Justice Department officials announced Thursday. 

According to the 41-page indictment, the criminal activity was retaliation against people and organizations who revealed Russia's doping program for its athletes - revelations that led to the stripping of dozens of Olympic medals from Russian athletes and a ban on that country's athletes from the 2016 Summer Olympics. 

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