Government may create new anti-doping agency, will talk to IOC

"We are ready ... to either reform or create a new anti-doping organisation, we are ready for wide cooperation," Mutko told R-Sport.

Russia may create new anti-doping agency, will talk to IOC

Russia may create a new anti-doping agency to address concerns about its athletics programme, Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko was quoted as saying by the news agency R-Sport on Friday.

Mutko was also quoted as saying he would speak to Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), later on Friday.

The agency also quoted Mutko as saying his ministry, the Russian Olympic Committee, and the country's Athletic Federation, had already held talks with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), and the IOC about the doping scandal.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

Captain Kjaer, a rock for Denmark in Eriksen trauma

Champion and family man, Kamaru Usman shares an unforgettable CSR experience, feeds 1000 children

Eriksen reassures as Denmark try to move on with Euro 2020

Onaiwu bags six-minute hat-trick as Japan crush Kyrgyz Republic

Top 5 Golf Courses in Nigeria

Seville pitch not up to scratch, says Spain's Pedri

France face Germany as Portugal begin title defence on Super Tuesday at Euro 2020

UEFA investigate Arnautovic's North Macedonian tirade

England lose reserve goalkeeper Henderson to injury