Russian deputy PM quits football role before 2018 World Cup to fight doping ban

Russian deputy PM quits football role before 2018 World Cup to fight doping ban

26-Dec-2017 01:10:28 | The Guardian

Vitaly Mutko also considering resigning as local World Cup organiser as he appeals against Olympic life ban

Vitaly Mutko, the Russian deputy prime minister who was banned for life from the Olympics this month, has said he is temporarily stepping down from his role as head of the country’s football union.

Mutko is to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Tuesday against the decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to ban him from the Games over allegations of state-sponsored doping.

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