Olympics ban would be attempt to harm Russia's image: Sports Minister

11 November 2015 - 12:37

A possible ban on Russian athletes in the 2016 Olympics would be because "some wish to remove a direct competitor and some find it beneficial to damage the country's image", Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko told the sports agency R-Sport. Mutko added that Russian Anti-Doping Agency would be able to prove it acted in line with the rules of a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

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