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Russia: ‘A lot of work’ needed to create strong anti-doping programme - Mutko02:07

Russia: ‘A lot of work’ needed to create strong anti-doping programme - Mutko

Russian Federation, Moscow
March 31, 2017 at 02:26 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitali Mutko and Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov described ongoing work to develop an anti-doping programme in Russia, speaking to journalists after a conference of the collegium of the Ministry of Sports of Russia, in Moscow on Friday.

Mutko stated that there was a “lot of work to do to create a strong anti-doping programme in Russia,” adding: “I don’t see anything stopping the resurrection of an independent anti-doping organisation.”

He also referenced an upcoming forum hosted by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Copenhagen, at which he said representatives “will explain Russia’s position and the measures we are taking.”

Kolobkov went on to outline the various strategies that are being implemented to restore the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) to WADA criteria, stating that “everything we are doing, everything we are working on is being done to ensure a positive decision by WADA.”

Russia: ‘A lot of work’ needed to create strong anti-doping programme - Mutko02:07
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Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitali Mutko and Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov described ongoing work to develop an anti-doping programme in Russia, speaking to journalists after a conference of the collegium of the Ministry of Sports of Russia, in Moscow on Friday.

Mutko stated that there was a “lot of work to do to create a strong anti-doping programme in Russia,” adding: “I don’t see anything stopping the resurrection of an independent anti-doping organisation.”

He also referenced an upcoming forum hosted by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Copenhagen, at which he said representatives “will explain Russia’s position and the measures we are taking.”

Kolobkov went on to outline the various strategies that are being implemented to restore the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) to WADA criteria, stating that “everything we are doing, everything we are working on is being done to ensure a positive decision by WADA.”