Russian PM suspends Deputy Sports Minister Yury Nagornykh named in doping report
Posted on:20 Jul 2016 12:55:22
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20 July 2016 Current Affairs: Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has suspended Deputy Sports Minister Yury Nagornykh from his office on 18 July 2016. He was suspended after his name occurred in a report on the doping of Russian athletes at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Earlier on the day, the President Vladimir Putin said that Russian officials named in the World Anti-Doping Agency's report would be temporarily suspended.
As per reports, the suspension will last until the investigation into the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) report on the involvement of Russian state officials in the doping scandal is over.
WADA Report : The report of WADA said Nagornykh was told about every positive drug test across all sports from 2011 onwards, and it was he who decided "who would benefit from a cover-up and who would not be protected.
Canadian sports lawyer Richard McLaren, the author of the report, said the role Nagornykh played in quashing positive drug tests for selected athletes was "beautiful in its simplicity" and part of an "efficient" state system for covering up doping.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) did not spell out whether it would heed growing calls for Olympic bans already imposed on Russia's track and field athletes and weightlifters to be extended to all its competitors in Games in Rio de Janeiro in August 2016.
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