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Russia suspends anti-doping officials, sports minister to stay on - R-Sport

19 Jul 2016, 18:54 IST

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Tuesday his anti-doping advisor Natalia Zhelanova and two other sports officials had been suspended, R-Sport news agency reported.

Mutko said his own suspension was a matter for Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister to decide but was not currently being considered.

He said there were no accusations against him in a report published by the World Anti-Doping Agency which found evidence of state-backed cheating at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

(Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Editing by Vladimir Soldatkin)

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