The state Duma on Thursday passed in the second and third reading the law on introduction of criminal liability for declination of athletes for doping.

As notes “Interfax”, in the course of work to the draft law submitted by deputies Ildar Gilmutdinov, Dmitry and Marat Fistulous by a barium, received a government amendment mitigating punishment.

In accordance with them, with the encouragement of the athlete to the doping coaches to be punished by the penalty to 300 thousand roubles or in the amount of income over the period to six months. And the ban on professional activity for a period up to three years or by restriction of freedom for one year.

If in inducing the athlete to the doping involved a group of persons or the crime was committed with violence or threat of violence, the penalty will increase to 500 thousand, and the restriction of liberty up to two years.

For doctors who use doping, with the consent of the athlete or not, is punishable with a fine up to 1 million rubles or a year in prison and a ban on professional activity for a period up to four years.

If these crimes will result in the death of the athlete or other serious consequences, the prison term will increase to three years, and the period of excommunication from the profession, up to five.

The introduction of criminal penalties for inducement to the use of prohibited substances was approved by the International Olympic Committee at the summit in Lausanne.

In October, Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting of the Council for development of physical culture and sports confirmed that the work against doping in the country will be brought to an end.

The state Duma has introduced criminal liability for incitement to doping 03.11.2016

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