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Putin calls for investigation into doping claims

  • Russia’s president Vladimir Putin has ordered a probe into claims that Russian athletes have been involved in a systematic “state-supported” doping program.

    The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) independent commission had made its findings public on Monday.

    Putin called for a “professional co-operation” with anti-doping agencies.

    Earlier, Russia’s sports minister Vitaly Mutko had alleged that the UK’s anti-doping system was "even worse" than the Russian one. But Putin has urged all officials linked with sports in Russia “to pay this issue the greatest possible attention”.

     

     

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