Russian Sports Ministry may sue The New York Times over doping story
The Russian Sports Ministry may file a lawsuit against The New York Times, which published a story about the alleged doping abuse by Russian athletes at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, deputy minister Yuri Nagornykh told Tass on Friday.
"Yes, we are considering a lawsuit," Tass cites him as saying.
In an interview with New York Times, published on Thursday, ex-head of Moscow anti-doping laboratory Grigory Rodchenkov claimed that the Russian sports authorities allegedly prepared a special doping program for national athletes in order to win most of the medals at home Winter Olympics in Sochi in 2014. The ex-doping official said some Russian Olympic gold medalists in Sochi took banned substances.