Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko
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Independent Commission WADA has accused Russia of actions that is impossible in principle, said the Vice-Premier Vitaly Mutko. He added that all claims will be discussed in a legal way
Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Vitaly Mutko has commented on the report of the independent Commission of the world anti-doping Agency (WADA) under the leadership of Richard McLaren. According to Mutko’s report, Russia is accused of actions that is impossible in principle, reports TASS.
“In Sochi it was simply impossible to do what we are accused. Our athletes did not disappear, as it is served. 80% of them are included in the international testing pool, we have no athletes-by-night,” said Deputy Prime Minister.
In the example Mutko brought biathletes. According to him, the athletes move from city to city and at each stage they have to take dozens of samples.
Mutko added that the claims of WADA will be discussed in a legal way. “Now we need to move peacefully into the legal mainstream, and that will be done. Further, the international Olympic Committee (IOC) will all be checked,” — concluded Deputy Prime Minister.
Earlier in the report of the Commission WADA responded in MST. In particular, the Ministry has denied the existence in Russia of the state program for support of doping in sport and assured that fights with the use of doping by athletes in accordance with the requirements of UNESCO.
WADA, an independent Commission under the leadership of Richard McLaren published a new report about the use of doping Russian athletes earlier, on 9 December. It talked about the involvement of Vitaly Mutko, his Deputy Yuri Nagornykh by manipulation of doping samples. In addition, the authors of the report claim that the urine samples 12 Russian medalists of the Olympic games in Sochi identified the signs of forgery and manipulation tests were involved more than a thousand Russian athletes.
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