November 23, 2015 / 10:40 AM / in 2 years

Russian minister says met IAAF's Coe over sports doping allegations: R-Sport

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Monday he had met Sebastian Coe, the head of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), to discuss doping allegations against Russian athletes, R-Sport reported.

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko delivers a speech during a session of the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, in Moscow, Russia, November 18, 2015. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Mutko said a first meeting of an IAAF commission looking into the issue with Russian officials would take place in December.

He also said it was possible that the second part of a report by a commission from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) would also single Russia out for criticism, but said Russia was “legally” ready for such an eventuality.

Reporting by Lidia Kelly and Polina Devitt; Writing by Lidia Kelly; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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