Putin And Mutko Respond to Olympic Ban

Putin And Mutko Respond to Olympic Ban

On Tuesday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that Russia was banned from appearing at their 2018 events. Vitaly Mutko, former Sports Minister and current Deputy Prime Minister, has now responded to allegations that he was ultimately responsible for Russia’s “systemic manipulation of the anti-doping rules”. According to SBS, Deputy Prime Minister Mutko denied the […]

Vitaly Mutko’s Shocking Rise To The Top

Vitaly Mutko’s Shocking Rise To The Top

In March, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko condemned the reports of widespread corruption in Russian athletics as a political tool. “There is tremendous pressure on decision-makers in track-and-field events and the Russian anti-doping system. There is an impact, of course. If you hear about endless things about the Russians with your morning Sunday Times and […]

“60 Minutes” Features Whistleblowers Who Exposed Corruption In Russian Athletics

“60 Minutes” Features Whistleblowers Who Exposed Corruption In Russian Athletics

Don’t be surprised if Russian athletic officials are upset with CBS tomorrow morning. Earlier today, “60 Minutes” featured an interview with Vitaly Stepanov, a former employee at the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) who claims that several of Russia’s 2014 Gold Medal winners were doping during the Sochi Olympics. The episode, titled “Russia’s Dark Secret” (originally […]

Sports Minister Believes Russia is Being Unfairly Targeted in Anti-Doping Investigations

Sports Minister Believes Russia is Being Unfairly Targeted in Anti-Doping Investigations

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko sat down with RT this week to vent about the country’s suspension by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Russia has been banned from international track and field competition since November, 2015. The suspension was enacted following the revelation that Russian athletes had suspicious results in almost 100 drug tests administered […]