January 15, 2016 / 1:21 PM / 3 years ago

Russian Olympic chief questions WADA objectivity: R-Sport

Russian Olympic Committee head Alexander Zhukov addresses journalists after an extraordinary meeting on issues, connected with Russian athletics team and federation, and held by the executive committee of the Russian Olympic Committee in Moscow, Russia, November 18, 2015. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Suggestions by a World Anti-Doping Agency report that widespread doping in Russian athletics was state-backed are unfounded and raise questions about the investigation’s objectivity, R-Sport news agency cited Russian Olympic Chief Alexander Zhukov as saying on Friday.

Reporting by Jack Stubbs; editing by Polina Devitt

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