Washington - The
International Olympic Committee on Tuesday barred Russian Sports Minister
Vitaly Mutko and other ministry officials from attending the Rio Games after
the revelation of a state-run doping system.
IOC will not grant any accreditation to any official of the Russian Ministry of
Sport or any person implicated in the (independent) report for the Games of the
XXXI Olympiad Rio 2016," said an IOC statement.
independent inquiry commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency said the
Russian sports ministry organised a 'state-dictated failsafe system' of
cheating by Russian athletes at the 2014 Winter Olympics and other major events
hosted by Russia.
sports minister Yury Nagornykh is among officials to have been suspended by the
Kremlin since the report was released on Monday.