November 18, 2015 / 12:01 PM / 3 years ago

Russian minister says anti-doping agency facing pressure over doping case against Russia - RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Wednesday that officials in the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) were coming under pressure in their investigation into doping allegations against Russian athletes, the RIA news agency 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 Russia would continue to harshly punish sportsmen for doping and that Russia was capable of solving the problem itself.

Reporting by Alexander Winning; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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