Russia apologizes for Doping

  • Russian sports minister has apologised for the involvement of Russian athletes in doping. Russia was banned from international competition after a report from WADA, World Anti-Doping Agency, depicted a culture of systematic state-sponsored cheating by Russia's athletes with the involvement of secret services. Vitaly Mutko argued that if the ban is not lifted from Russia’s participation in 2016 Rio Olympic, the athletes who are clean would be punished, and this would be “unfair and disproportionate”. The report said that russian anti-doping agency and All-russian athletic federation have failed to comply with anti-doping rules.