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Impossible to speak about state's responsibility for every case of doping violation -Mutko

March 07, 12:49 UTC+3
"Applying sanctions against certain persons and control over use of them is a task of respecting anti-doping organizations, not of a state", Russia's Minister of Sports Vitaly Mutko said
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Russian Minister of Sport Vitaly Mutko

Russian Minister of Sport Vitaly Mutko

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MOSCOW, March 7. /TASS/. It is impossible to speak about a state's responsibility for every personal case of doping use rules' violation, Russia's Minister of Sports Vitaly Mutko said on Monday.

"In the track and field athletics, even not always, but in some kinds, we have certain problems," he said. "But here, applying sanctions against certain persons and control over use of them is a task of respecting anti-doping organizations, not of a state."

"On our side, we are doing everything possible, we cooperate actively with the International Association and the World Anti-Doping Agency, we are ready to continue doing so in future to establish a most optimal system," the minister said. "But it is impossible to speak about a state's responsibility for every personal violation. If those people are guilty, they will be responsible in compliance with the current rules."

Manipulations with doping probes are unacceptable.

"A state has its own tasks, first of all - to establish a system to outline and prevent use of doping as well as to form a public unacceptance for cases of the kind," the minister said. "In this direction over the past five years we made everything possible."

"Everyone understanding the modern sports realizes it is even theoretically impossible nowadays to manipulate massively with doping probes," he said. "Athletes are traveling the world, probes are taken any time and by different organizations, all actions are registered in a common database.".

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