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Russia launches investigation into doping

...Russia's track and field athletes being denied participation in next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.Putin ordered Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko and "all colleagues connected with sport" to pay close attention to the doping allegations and for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-11-11/russia-launches-investig
Russia faces Olympic ban in track and field after scathing report of doping

...canceling any results would require "a huge number of legal proceedings," Uiba told the Interfax news agency.Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, whose ministry was accused by the WADA probe of giving orders to tamper with anti-doping tests...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-11-09/russia-faces-olympic-ban
WADA to investigate new doping allegations in athletics

...by suspicious athletes. ARD said it has evidence of human growth hormone being used by Russian runners.Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko suggested there was an ulterior motive to the allegations and Athletics Kenya said it was considering...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-08-02/wada-investigate-new-doping-alleg
Overtime

...design and builder through an international competition with the aim of completing the stadium by the spring of 2020, Sports Minister Hakubun Shimomura said on Tuesday. TennisUS learns its foe in the Davis CupThe United States will travel to Uzbekistan...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-07-21/overtime
IOC president praises harmony of European Games

...bronze medal match in men's karate.Bach also had praise for Friday's opening ceremony, which was estimated by Sports Minister Azad Rahimov to have cost $95 million, more than twice the cost of London's Olympic ceremony in 2012. The show...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-06-14/ioc-president-praises-ha
Overtime

...from the initial estimate.Opposition lawmakers demanded answers from Endo and other officials.Education and Sports Minister Hakubun Shimo mura said the government considered a design change, but decided that would make it impossible to finish...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-07-14/overtime
Bidding for 2026 World Cup on hold because of more turmoil

...former television journalist from France. "But don't say it is because of this $10 million."Valcke and Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko, who is also a FIFA executive committee member, repeated that the 2018 hosting victory was won cleanly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-06-10/bidding-2026-world-c
Unsealed transcript from 2013 details FIFA corruption

...to finance a "Diaspora Legacy Programme" under the control of then CONCACAF President Jack Warner. South Africa Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula denies the money was a bribe and says it was an "aboveboard payment" to help soccer development in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-06-03/unsealed-transcript-
Embattled Sepp Blatter wins re-election as FIFA president

...did have one big ally in Europe - Russia, the site of the next World Cup."Russia staunchly supported Blatter," Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko told The Associated Press, "so we are very satisfied with a result like this."

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-05-29/embattled-sepp-blatt
The U.S. government has launched a corruption attack on soccer's global governing body

...report was turned over to Swiss authorities in November, prompting Wednesday's raid on FIFA headquarters.Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, who is also a FIFA executive committee member, told The Associated Press "we've got nothing to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-05-27/us-government-has-la