The Minister of sports Vitaly Mutko will not be removed from office, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, answering the question . “Mutko is not mentioned in the report as direct,” he said.
Earlier on Monday on the Kremlin website published a statement by Vladimir Putin in connection with the report of the Commission of the world anti-doping Agency (WADA), which Putin ordered to dismiss named in the report WADA defendants.
On Monday, the head of the independent Commission WADA Richard McLaren introduced the report on the investigation of possible cases of doping Russian athletes at the Olympics in Sochi. The Commission confirmed the charges made by the former head of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory Gregory by Rodchenkova. Commenting on the report WADA, Putin drew attention that the charges built on the testimony of a “man with a scandalous reputation.”
The report says that was replaced with at least one doping test legionary playing in the championship of Russia on football. The decision about the substitution of this sample, according to the report, was received by the Minister of sport Vitaly Mutko. In addition, it follows from the document, the Ministry of sport determined which athletes provide “immunity” from positive doping tests. The Deputy Minister of sports Yuri Nagornykh took in its sole discretion decisions on replacement of positive samples to negative.
The WADA investigation showed that Russia was created by doping the system with the support of the state. The system has functioned since 2010 — after the Olympics in Vancouver. For the Games in Sochi has created a methodology that allows to replace the doping of the sample and their contents. Therefore, said McLaren, a large number of Russian athletes were able to use doping at the 2014 Olympics with impunity sports officials were covered by the doping at the Sochi Olympics.
The doping of the sample, according to the report of WADA, substituting with the support of the security services, particularly the FSB, and with the consent of the leaders of the MST, approved by the Commission. Control of the system to Deputy Minister Yuri Nagornykh, head of the Ministry Vitaly Mutko could not be aware of what is happening.