The Minister of sports Vitaly Mutko
The German TV station ARD has published a new preview of his film about doping in Russian sports, which will be released on June 8, late in the evening. It States that the Minister of sport Vitaly Mutko allegedly participated in covering up a positive doping test the player of football club “Krasnodar”.
According to journalists, the footballer passed a positive doping test in the summer of 2014, his body was allegedly found by the growth hormone stimulator “Hexarelin”. ARD showed a document with the correspondence, one of whose participants is a man named Grigory Rodchenkov — that’s the name of the former head of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory. It refers to the initials V. L. and J. D. As the “R-Sport”, probably refers to the sports Minister and his Deputy Yury Nagornykh.
“Waiting for player decision VL?” writes Rodchenkov. The document also States that the “YUD” will go to “overhead” for coordination of a decision. However, ARD in the announcement shown on its website only a small excerpt of the correspondence: it is unclear what kind of solution is it and who wrote about the agreement.
The player “Krasnodar” passed positive test for doping in 2014 after the match against “Rostov”. The case has not been made public, the football player, whose name was not called, and has not been disqualified, writes “R-Sport”.
On the eve of the new charges, which will be heard in the documentary, told the Daily Telegraph journalist Ben Rumsby. They also reflected on the role of sports Minister in covering up the doping of the sample of an unnamed player of the Russian Premier League.
On Wednesday, Mutko said that close attention to the problems of doping in Russia is explained by the fact that “someone wants to blacken Russia”. He added that the system of doping control it is necessary to establish worldwide, because this problem is global. On the website of the Ministry published a statement that the fight against doping “is a massive global problem”. The Department Mutko recalled that after the first ADR films on doping adopted the “many steps” to “completely rebuild the Russian anti-doping system.”
The President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov, answering the question of a new investigation into ARD, which will be shown on Wednesday, said that Russia will be perceived as slander, unproven accusations of doping. “As long as some intelligible evidence or evidence of the slander we have not heard, we are going to treat this as an absolute slander,” said he.