The subject of doping in Russian sport too politicized. This was stated by the Minister of sport Vitaly Mutko, reports TASS.
“We strongly politicize the situation with doping, you need to calm down. Meldonium is a separate issue, then all hope for cooperation with the world anti-doping Agency and international sports federations”, he said. The Minister added that he appealed to the leadership of the world anti-doping Agency (WADA) with the question of the terms of Meldonium from the body, but has not received.
He also said, reports “RIA Novosti” that on Tuesday he will be questioning about the problems with positive doping tests for Russian athletes. “Tuesday here (in Russia) I will have one event doping, to question me,” he said.
In early March, the tennis player Maria Sharapova said that failed a doping test for Meldonium. According to her, she didn’t know that January 1, the drug is included in the prohibited list. After that, it became known about the failure of doping tests by many Russian sportsmen, including swimmer Yulia Efimova, world champion figure skater Ekaterina Bobrova et All, filed by WADA in mid-March, Meldonium was detected in the blood of 99 athletes.