Vitaly Mutko

Vitaly Mutko
Minister of Sports of the Russian Federation
 

Mutko: Russia ready to host Confederations Cup

Mutko: Russia ready to host Confederations Cup

Russia is ready to host the 2017 Confederations Cup, the country's Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko said. As the host country, Russia is expected to hand all the Confederations Cup facilities over to the …

Mutko on when Russia will be ready for 2018 World Cup

Mutko on when Russia will be ready for 2018 World Cup

Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, head of the Russian Footbal Union Vitaly Mutko said that main preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup will be completed before the end of this year. "We know all the difficulties …

Russia keeps forming strong anti-doping legislative basis in sports, deputy PM says

Russia keeps forming strong anti-doping legislative basis in sports, deputy PM says

Russia is consistently moving toward the establishment of a legislative basis for the most effective and clear-cut regulations in the fight against doping abuse and other violations in sports, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko …

Russia#039s Mutko fails eligibility check of FIFA

Russia's Mutko fails eligibility check of FIFA

Russian Football Union head Vitaly Mutko has been barred from seeking re-election to FIFA’s Council after failing an eligibility check, people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. …

BBC film on Russian football hooligans aims to discredit Russia, Deputy PM Says

BBC film on Russian football hooligans aims to discredit Russia, Deputy PM Says

The recent BBC documentary about Russian football fans is another attack on Russia and an attempt to discredit the country, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko said, Sputnik reports. Late on Thursday, BBC …

Mutko: Russia expects 2018 World Cup to be attended by three million tourists

Mutko: Russia expects 2018 World Cup to be attended by three million tourists

Russian Deputy Prime Minister, head of the Russian Football Union (RFU) Vitaly Mutko told how many tourists are expected to attend 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2018 FIFA World Cup. "We expect about 700 thousand …

St. Petersburg to present 2020 UEFA Euro Cup logo

St. Petersburg to present 2020 UEFA Euro Cup logo

The official presentation of St. Petersburg as of the organizing city of the 2020 UEFA Euro Cup will be held today at 11:30 (MSK).  It will be attended by the UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin, who will pay his …

Mutko: Western media distort topic of doping in Russia

Mutko: Western media distort topic of doping in Russia

Russian Deputy Prime Minister for Sport, Tourism and Youth Policy Vitaly Mutko commented on the article published in The New York Times, which alleged that Russian officials acknowledged the existence of state-sponsored system …

Russian politicians sum up Putin#039s address

Russian politicians sum up Putin's address

Russian politicians and officials positively assessed the Russian President's address to the Federal Assembly, noting such aspects as attention to education, medicine, human rights, strengthening the role of the regions and economic …

Mutko: IPC demands for Russia#039s reinstatement inadequate

Mutko: IPC demands for Russia's reinstatement inadequate

The criteria announced by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) for reinstating the Russian Paralympic Committee are inadequate, Russia’s deputy prime minister for sports, Vitaly Mutko, said. "There …

We do not need dirty victories, Mutko said

We do not need dirty victories, Mutko said

Russia does not intend to stop working to rebuild its reputation in the sports,the head of the Ministry of Sport, Vitaly Mutko, said. "We hope that the World Anti-Doping Agency …

Putin to meet FIFA President

Putin to meet FIFA President

FIFA President Gianni Infantino will pay an official visit to Russia on October 21 and hopes to hold a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said. …

Mutko on reforms in youth football

Mutko on reforms in youth football

The President of the Russian Football Union (RFU), Vitaly Mutko, told about some of the ideas and results of the youth football reforming. According to him, in this regard it is necessary not to use the …

Russia may establish united football fans’ association

Russia may establish united football fans’ association

An association uniting all fans’ movements of Russian football clubs must be set up in the country to help the sport of football co-exist with spectators, the Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said. …

Mutko wins new term as Russian Football Union president

Mutko wins new term as Russian Football Union president

Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko has won a new four-year term as President of the Russian Football Union (RFU), receiving 266 votes from …

Mutko: RPC is ready for dialogue with IPC

Mutko: RPC is ready for dialogue with IPC

Russia is ready to admit its mistakes in order to restore its rights in the Paralympic movement, but will only do it conscientiously, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said today. "Together with the Russian …

Turkey guarantees security at football friendly with Russia — minister

Turkey guarantees security at football friendly with Russia — minister

The authorities of Turkey have guaranteed security at a friendly match of its national football team with the Russian squad on Wednesday in Antalya, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Monday, TASS reports. …

Removing a strong rival?

Removing a strong rival?

Russia shocked by ‘cynical & political’ CAS ruling on Paralympic team ban

Mutko: Olympic medalists to be recommended a decoration

Mutko: Olympic medalists to be recommended a decoration

The head of the Ministry of Sports of Russia, Vitaly Mutko, said today that all Russian medalists of the Olympic Games in Rio will receive the state awards. "We will recommend all our athletes-winners the state awards. I hope the …

 Mutko threatens to stop financing WADA

Mutko threatens to stop financing WADA

Russia could cease financing the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) unless it restores the rights of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency, the Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said. "My belief is that if our …

Cherchesov to be assigned other managerial posts

Cherchesov to be assigned other managerial posts

The newly appointed head coach of the Russian national football team, Stanislav Cherchesov, will be also occupying several other supervisory posts with the Russian Football Union (RFU), Russian Sports Minister Vitaly …

Mutko wished good luck to Russian athletes

Mutko wished good luck to Russian athletes

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, who could not obtain Olympic accreditation after the report of Richard McLaren's WADA independent commission, congratulated Russian team on the beginning of summer …

#039Russian sport bodies will be reorganized after Rio#039 – Russian Sports Minister Mutko

'Russian sport bodies will be reorganized after Rio' – Russian Sports Minister Mutko

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko says the country’s sport bodies will be soon reorganized following a series of doping scandals in Russian sports which have led to most of the country’s track and field team being …

Russia to argue at CAS suspension of weight-lifters from Olympic Games

Russia to argue at CAS suspension of weight-lifters from Olympic Games

Russia will argue at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) the suspension of its weight-lifters from the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Minister of Sports Vitaly Mutko said in an interview with Match TV on Saturday, …

Russian sports minister says ctaff reshuffles possible after Olympics

Russian sports minister says ctaff reshuffles possible after Olympics

Staff reshuffles are possible in Russian sport after the 2016 Olympics Games in Rio scheduled for August 5-21, Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko told reporters on Thursday, TASS reports. "After the Olympics, staff …

 Will Russian athletes go to Rio Olympic Games?

Will Russian athletes go to Rio Olympic Games?

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) rejected the Russian Olympic Committee’s appeal against the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). Russian athletes will not be able to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de …

IOC bans Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko from Rio Games

IOC bans Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko from Rio Games

The International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday it will study "legal options" before deciding whether to ban Russia from the Rio Games over its state-run doping programme. But Russia's Sports Minister Vitaly …

Mutko dismisses  Russian national football team

Mutko dismisses Russian national football team

The head of the Ministry of Sports of Russia, Vitaly Mutko, announced the dissolution of the Russian national football team, due to the recent petition calling for it, which gathered more than 900 thousand signatures. …

A total of 326 Russian athletes qualified for Olympics, sports minister says

A total of 326 Russian athletes qualified for Olympics, sports minister says

A total of 326 Russians have qualified for the Rio Olympics, excluding track and field athletes, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko told reporters on Friday, TASS reports. "We will be participating in Rio in 30 …

Russian sports circles outraged by IAAF#039s decision

Russian sports circles outraged by IAAF's decision

The fact that the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) rejected applications of the Russian athletes to participate …