Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking on Thursday with the annual Message to the Federal Assembly, announced the launch in Russia in early 2017 the “most advanced” national program to combat doping.
“By the way, as I said, there is a silver lining. The so-called doping scandal, I am sure, will allow us to create in Russia the most advanced system for combating this scourge. Assume that a national program to combat doping will be ready early next year”, – quotes Putin “R-Sport”.
The Deputy Prime Minister on sport, tourism and youth policy Vitaly Mutko said in an interview with TASS that the President articulated program involves the implementation of the most modern reforms. It aims to redress the punishment of Russian athletes for doping.
“Sport in Russia today at the highest level and involvement, and the results, but doping these things cast a shadow on him. We need to work again to see what went wrong for this, including a program, which said the President. We are ready to take the most drastic changes, but the system should be vertically integrated with WADA. We are ready to take it to Western experts, we were, are and will be for a clean sport,” said Mutko.
Slightly more concretely expressed on this occasion, a member of the Duma Committee on physical culture, sport, tourism and youth policy Vyacheslav Fetisov.
“The program must include ongoing training, it is necessary to send the document to prevent local federations, he said. – It must contain information about tolerance for this evil. Those who were caught for doping, we need to use so they went and talked about the negative consequences of doping. While this resource is not used. In other countries there is a similar anti-doping program. In Russia, it should be uniform and clear, it will be comprehensively discussed the document”.