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    Russian Sport Minister Says Ready to Work With IOC, WADA

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    The Russian Sport Ministry is ready to discuss anti-doping policy issues with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) but urges to disregard "strange" statements from national organizations, Minister of Sport Pavel Kolobkov said Wednesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) Leaders from 19 National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs), following a summit in Dublin, Ireland, urged on Tuesday to ban Russia from competing and hosting any international events over "institutionalized doping violations" in Russian sports.

    "We are ready to discuss these issues with the IOC, with WADA… We have a work plan with WADA. I would not pay attention to the statements of some strange leaders," Kolobkov told R-Sport.

    Kolobkov derided the NADO statement was "clearly beyond the scope of their activities."

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