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MOSCOW, December 22. /TASS/. The executive board of the International Biathlon Union (IBU) passed a balanced decision on Russia after studying the data from an independent commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Russia’s deputy prime minister said.
"A balanced decision has been taken," the deputy prime minister in charge of sports, tourism and youth policies, Vitaly Mutko, told TASS on Thursday. "It gives an opportunity to make conclusions in an unhurried manner, not the ones based on the abstract statements or conclusions of just one person," he said.
"I’m confident our federation will show the majority of athletes (who misused doping - TASS) have already been punished and the majority of athletes (in general - TASS) is innocent," Mutko said. "I don’t see any problems in this case and I hope the entire sports community will be acting along these lines."
"Most importantly, our athletes will continue to compete in World Cup event," the official said. "The Russian Biathlon Union and anti-doping services have made great effort to make Russian biathlon clean of doping and bring it in line with international standards."
On Thursday, the International Biathlon Union (IBU) said in a statement that the Russian Biathlon Union (RBU) announced its decision to refrain from hosting the 2017 World Cup in Tyumen and 2017 Youth Championship in Ostrov.
Apart from that, the IBU Executive Board decided to open formal investigations against the Russian Biathlon Union (RBU) and 29 athletes listed in the McLaren Report 2. However, Russian athletes will not be barred from international competitions.