Disinfo: Neither doping nor offshore companies are Russian inventions

Summary

Neither doping nor offshore companies are Russian inventions. Doping was first used in the US.

Disproof

No evidence given. Vitaly Mutko, Russian sports minister has acknowledged that doping problems existed among its athletes and apologised for the "serious mistakes" made by Russian officials, coaches and athletes (nyti.ms/1ZUMTNA), .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue29
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 29/05/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: Doping, War in Ukraine

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