In Russia it is necessary to introduce criminal liability for the representatives of sports federations for the “plums” in mass media information about the doping samples of the athletes. This is the Minister of sport Vitaly Mutko said on air of the channel “Match TV”.
“We have a Federation immediately leak to the media. It’s not allowed. We now administrative and criminal ban. Reveal a sample of A — noise, noise, for information. Open the sample B — negative, but all have forgotten that he is justified,” said Mutko.
During the interview, the Minister of sports also noted that anti-doping organizations such as WADA (World anti-doping Agency), “must be more independent”. “If the conditional Times writes something about doping, you don’t have to create a Commission”, — said the Minister.