Russian min to oversee Meldonium doping cases
Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has said he would be personally overseeing each case of reported Meldonium drug abuse by the Russian athletes.
“I will be keeping all of these cases under my personal control,” Mutko said on Saturday, reports Tass.
“Each case is individual and we will be dealing separately with each of them. However, the problem of Meldonium touched not Russia only, but other countries as well,” he said. About 100 cases were registered worldwide. We have to unite our efforts. The most important is to put an end to this story. I hope that all athletes are well informed.”
The drug Meldonium, also known as Mildronate, was included in the list of preparations banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) from January 1, 2016. Russian sports was last week hit by a new case in a chain of doping-related scandals.