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MOSCOW, April 8. /TASS/. The British Anti-Doping Agency (UKAD), currently in control of the situation with performance enhancing drugs abuse in Russia, takes up to 200 doping samples from Russian athletes each month, Russian Sports Minister vitally Mutko said on Friday.
"UKAD takes up to 200 doping samples monthly," Mutko told journalists commenting on the situation with anti-doping rule violations in Russian sports.
Since early February, control over doping abuse in Russian sports has been exercised by RUSADA (the Russian Anti-Doping Agency) only in cooperation with the British anti-doping agency (UKAD).
Russian sports was in the center of doping-related scandals since the fall of 2014.
Early last month Russian sports was hit with a new case in a chain of doping-related scandals after some of the country’s athletes tested positive for banned substance meldonium.
The drug meldonium (mildronate) was included in the list of preparations banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency from January 1, 2016, after which several Russian athletes tested positive for the banned substance.
The presence of the meldonium substance in the athlete’s blood during and between competitions is a violation of anti-doping rules. The substance belongs to S4 class on the WADA blacklist (hormones and metabolic modulators).
Experts say it is highly possible that Russian national athletics teams will be suspended from the Summer Olympic Games in Brazil this year following the chain of high-profile doping scandals in Russian sports.