Russia shrugs off anti-doping breaches

urine-samples-040416G300 ( Russia’s sports minister on Monday shuffled off blame over allegations in a German documentary that the country is still violating strict anti-doping criteria as it struggles to overturn a ban before the Rio Olympics.


“The imposition of sanctions on specific people and checking on their application is the job of the relevant anti-doping agencies, not the state,” the minister, Vitaly Mutko, said in a statement.


“To talk about the responsibility of the state in the case of every individual violation is impossible,” the statement said.


“If people are guilty then they will be punished in accordance with the rules.”…


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