Vitaly Mutko

Salnikov: Russia ‘Bet On Team Discipline’ In Windsor

Kirill Prigoda also mentioned the American DQ in the medley relay.


Russian Official Calls Paralympic Ban “Absurd,” CAS Appeal Coming

A Russian official criticized the Internatonal Paralympic Committee (IPC)’s decision to ban all Russia’s athletes from the upcoming Rio Paralympic Games, even suggesting that exclusion from the Paralympics would rob athletes of “a reason for living.”


Russian Sports Minister to IOC: “We Are Very Grateful”

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko thinks that the IOC made the right decision today in refraining from implementing a blanket…


Russian Sports Minister, Olympic Champ Criticize Olympic Athletics Ban

Russia’s track & field federation faces a potential ban from the Rio 2016 Olympics, but the Russian Sports Minister and a two-time Olympic pole vault champion have publicly criticized the ban, with the athlete mulling a discrimination lawsuit.


Russia Withdraws Players, Teams From Competition Due to Meldonium

The move may prevent further embarrassing positive tests for the drug Meldonium


Russia Will Reform, Not Disband, RUSADA After Doping Allegations

Russia’s anti-doping agency will undergo reforms rather than be officially shut down as originally suggested, according to the Associated Press.

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Doping violations could have Russian Swimming Federation at risk for suspension, says Russian sports minister

A string of high-profile doping violations and suspensions could have Russia’s national swimming federation on the brink of being suspended as a whole, according to the country’s sports minister Vitaly Mutko.