00:16 GMT14 June 2021
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    The latest report by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on doping abuses by Russian athletes at 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi contains serious accusations that demand a thorough investigation, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said Monday.

    ST. PETERSBURG (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, an investigation commissioned by WADA said in a report that Russia had been running a state-sponsored doping scheme for years. In addition, the report concluded that the caps of bottles containing urine samples of the Russian athletes participating in the Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014 were then removed and reused.

    "We are a bit disappointed by this report. Our state is taking all possible efforts to make the sport clean and transparent. there are accusations that have to be thoroughly investigated," Mutko said in an interview with R-Sport news agency, adding that he had signed several orders on suspension of a number of senior sports officials, including Deputy Sports Minister Yuri Nagornykh pending the investigation.

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