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Russia Deputy Prime Minister Mutko Not Under FIFA Doping Probe

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The FIFA Ethics Committee is not conducting an official investigation in relation to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko over the recent World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) report accusing Russia of running a state-wide doping program, the committee's press service said Sunday.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) The press service told R-Sport that the official probe would be launched if a possible preliminary investigation found some evidence.

As of now, no official investigation is being conducted, the press service added.

Earlier in the day, reports emerged that the FIFA Ethics Committee had launched the official investigation in relation to Mutko, who was Russia's sports minister, following the presentation of the second part of the report by WADA commission led by Canadian sports law professor Richard McLaren on doping manipulations in Russian sport.

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