In the Kremlin with the approval perceive the intention of the Ministry of sports of Russia to file lawsuits in connection with publications on the use of Russian athletes doping at the Olympics in Sochi. On Friday said the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, transfers “Interfax”.
“We absolutely agree with the assessment given by the Minister [of sport Vitaly] Mutko. And, of course, we potentially would have supported such actions in terms of open claims in relation to this gentleman, and for those, if it deems it appropriate, publications that spread such slander”, — told reporters Sands.
On the eve of The New York Times published an article in which the former head of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory George Rodchenkov said that the Russian sportsmen, among whom were 15 medallists, had used doping during the Olympic winter games in Sochi in February 2014. According to Rodchenkova, he developed a mixture of three illicit drugs that are mixed with alcohol and given to athletes. Also, according to Rodchenkova, he was involved in the substitution of urine samples, which were to be targeted for doping tests.
The Minister of sports of Russia called the NYT published the information is absurd, and the Deputy head of the Ministry Yury Nagornykh said that the Ministry is considering the possibility of filing a claim to the American edition. In the Kremlin statement on doping in Sochi called “slander defector”.