Russia hopes athletics federation will be reinstated in May

Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:23am EDT
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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Wednesday he hoped the Russian Athletics Federation would be reinstated by the sport's governing body in May.

Mutko was speaking at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

(Reporting by Darya Korsunskaya; writing by Polina Devitt; editing by Jack Stubbs)

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko gestures during an interview with Reuters in Moscow, Russia, March 11, 2016.  REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev