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Hungary: Russian anti-doping measures praised at Sport Ministers Conference01:30

Hungary: Russian anti-doping measures praised at Sport Ministers Conference

Hungary, Budapest
November 30, 2016 at 23:30 GMT +00:00 · Published

Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni termed the fight against doping in Russia "impressive", as she was speaking at the Council of Europe Conference of the Ministers for Sport in Budapest, Tuesday.

"Let me say how pleased I am to see my friend Russian Minister of Sport Pavel Kolobkov here today, so we are expecting to congratulate him in person and his recent department and to discuss further with him the good process we are making in and implementing the anti-doping action today, put in place Ministries of Sport and the Council of Europe," stated Battaini-Dragoni.

Russian Minister of Sports Pavel Kolobkov attended the meeting as well, where he held a speech about the current situation with drugs in Russian sport. He also met with the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) representatives to discuss the further steps of cooperation.

In 2015, WADA revoked a license of Russian Anti-Doping Agency and carried out an investigation into the drugs in the Russian sports, particularly in athletics. World Anti-Doping Agency published the first part of a report, alleging widespread doping in Russian athletics and accused officials, including Russia's sports minister, of a systematic cover-up. As a result, the Russian track and field team did not compete at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this summer.

Hungary: Russian anti-doping measures praised at Sport Ministers Conference01:30
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Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni termed the fight against doping in Russia "impressive", as she was speaking at the Council of Europe Conference of the Ministers for Sport in Budapest, Tuesday.

"Let me say how pleased I am to see my friend Russian Minister of Sport Pavel Kolobkov here today, so we are expecting to congratulate him in person and his recent department and to discuss further with him the good process we are making in and implementing the anti-doping action today, put in place Ministries of Sport and the Council of Europe," stated Battaini-Dragoni.

Russian Minister of Sports Pavel Kolobkov attended the meeting as well, where he held a speech about the current situation with drugs in Russian sport. He also met with the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) representatives to discuss the further steps of cooperation.

In 2015, WADA revoked a license of Russian Anti-Doping Agency and carried out an investigation into the drugs in the Russian sports, particularly in athletics. World Anti-Doping Agency published the first part of a report, alleging widespread doping in Russian athletics and accused officials, including Russia's sports minister, of a systematic cover-up. As a result, the Russian track and field team did not compete at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro this summer.

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