World Cup 2018: 19 anti-doping chiefs call for blanket Russian ban on hosting

Pavel Kolobkov

By Paul Nicholson

January 11 – The Institute of National Anti-Doping Organisations (iNADO) statement calling for a ban on all Russian participation and hosting of international sporting events – which would include the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2018 World Cup – has been described as “strange” and “beyond the scope of their activities” by Russian minister of sport Pavel Kolobkov (pictured).

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