Putin: no support for doping at the state level

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday denied the existence of any state-sponsored doping program in the country.

Speaking at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, he vowed to fight against doping in sport at the state level.

In May, the New York Times published a report claiming that various Russian athletes had used banned substances during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi under a government-sponsored scheme.

Putin said Russia’s Prosecutor General’s Office and the Investigative Committee are conducting their own investigation into the report.

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