Vitaly Mutko

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MOSCOW, March 31. /Offset. TASS Veronica sovetova/. Russia needs to quickly recover the anti-doping system that the team could perform at the Olympic winter games 2018 in Pyeongchang. About it has informed journalists at the final Board meeting of the Ministry of sports Vice-Premier of the Russian Federation Vitaly Mutko.

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“Our goal was last year, seriously to respond to these challenges. We successfully did it, we proceeded to the reformation of the system introduced a number of new standards and requirements, began to create anti-doping system in the country, – said Mutko. – If it will not work if the regions not extending work for the purity of the sport, will be extremely difficult to overcome this phenomenon. We must do everything to recover our anti-doping system and to participate in the Olympics 2018 .”

“The previous year was a special year for our industry and for the global sport – it was eventful, to some extent, tipping. He gave us large sports events such as the Olympics, but it was a challenge. We felt the pressure on the Russian sports. There has been a trend of double standards, policy intervention is revealed many problems existing in world sport,” he added.

Winter Games in Pyeongchang will be held from 9 to 25 February next year.