Comparing doping in sports with theft, Russia’s Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, insisted once again to drop all the accusations against the Russian state. “One needs to speak about doping calmly. This is like eternal engine, like theft, it will continue. People will try to make some attempts,” Mutko told the TASS news agency. “All the accusations against the state and the system of Russian sports need to be simply dropped. There is no system, everything is phony, invented and based on false accusations and false facts,” he stressed.
This story first appeared in the blog, The Sport Intern. The editor is Karl-Heinz Huba of Lorsch, Germany. He can be reached at ISMG@aol.com. The article is reprinted here with permission of Huba.