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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
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...urday during the final cross-country skiing stage of a women's 15-kilometer race. Igor Krasnov, a regional sports minister, told the Tass news agency that Yakimkina had been found to have a "serious heart defect" and that "she was clean...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-02-23/overtime
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...had one in the playoffs, against Vancouver.Chicago midfielder Harry Shipp was second in the voting.? Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said the city of Kaliningrad could lose the right to host 2018 World Cup matches unless it resolves...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-11-24/overtime
FIFA-Russia relations hit snag

...World Cup project of 12 stadiums would be better with 10 met with a pushback Tuesday from Vitaly Mutko, Russia's sports minister and an elected member of FIFA's executive committee ? which is chaired by Blatter.FIFA said in a brief statement...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-08-19/fifa-russia-relation
FIFA has no plans to move 2018 World Cup from Russia

...FIFA President Sepp Blatter to watch the final at the Maracana Stadium, won by Germany.FIFA, which has Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko on its executive committee, said a World Cup in the country "can be a force for good.""FIFA believes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-07-25/fifa-has-no-plans-move-2018-world
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...being suspended from international swimming competition after a series of positive doping tests, the country's sports minister said Monday.In May, world record-holder Yuliya Efimova was banned for 16 months after testing positive for a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-06-02/overtime
Ukraine, Russia spar over fate of Crimean clubs

...federation wants justice and the absence of politics in football, both in Russia and in Crimea," he said.The RFU wants Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, a FIFA executive committee member, to lobby FIFA President Sepp Blatter on the issue, Stepashin said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-08-01/ukraine-russia-spar-
African Cup site in limbo because of Ebola outbreak

...standby to host at short notice, according to Ghana's sports minister and a letter from CAF to the South Africa Football...now considering if they want the tournament.Ghana sports minister Mahama Ayariga confirmed in an email to The Associated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-10-16/african-cup-site-lim
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...Memorial Arena, a 15,000-seat, multi-purpose arena. SoccerBrazil expects to 'surprise' worldBrazil's Deputy Sports Minister Luis Fernandes believes Brazil will organize a successful World Cup despite what he called "prejudice" against...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-05-28/overtime