Rus­sian dop­ing ban ‘po­lit­i­cal’

The Citizen (KZN) - - NEWS - Moscow

– Rus­sia Prime Min­is­ter Dmitry Medvedev says the state will never ac­knowl­edge the ac­cu­sa­tion of state-spon­sored dop­ing that pre­vents the Rus­sia team from com­pet­ing at the Pyeongchang Olympics be­cause it con­sid­ers it false.

“We can’t and will not ac­knowl­edge false con­clu­sions,” said Medvedev at a Cabi­net ses­sion yes­ter­day.

He also ar­gued that the IOC ban had “po­lit­i­cal un­der­lin­ing.” – AP

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