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IOC seeks clarity on Russia`s anti-gay law

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 15:12

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) wants more clarifications from the Russian government on its anti-gay law ahead of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

Russia to crack down on graft in World Cup preparations

Last Updated: Friday, June 21, 2013, 18:04

Russian authorities are preparing to crack down on corruption during preparations for the FIFA World Cup 2018, Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said.

Russia to be top sports power by 2018: Sports Minister

Last Updated: Thursday, December 20, 2012, 16:28

The glut of sporting events to come to Russia over the next six years will turn the country into the undisputed "leader of world sport," Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said.

Russian sports minister praises Capello for national team`s success

Last Updated: Thursday, October 18, 2012, 13:07

Italian coach Fabio Capello has played a key role in the success of Russia`s national football team, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said.

Russia doubles World Cup cost forecast to $20 billion

Last Updated: Sunday, September 30, 2012, 16:31

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said Sunday the 2018 Football World Cup is projected to cost $19.2 billion, nearly double the initial forecasts.

Kremlin to honour Russian Olympic team

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 15, 2012, 11:57

Russian athletes returning from the London Olympics will be honoured at the Kremlin, Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has said

London Olympics 2012:Russian lifter mysteriously pulls out of Olympics

Last Updated: Saturday, August 04, 2012, 18:34

Russian weightlifter Dmitry Klokov has withdrawn from the Olympics for unspecified medical reasons, the country`s sports minister said Saturday.

Team relied on class, not effort: Russian sports minister

Last Updated: Saturday, June 23, 2012, 20:30

Sports minister Vitaly Mutko said that Russia relied too much on their natural class without putting in the required effort to qualify for the Euro 2012 football knockout stages.

Sharapova could carry Russian flag in Olympics

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 13:45

Maria Sharapova is a leading contender to carry the Russian flag at the opening ceremony for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Russia needs World Cup more than rivals - Mutko

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 21:00

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko believes his country needs the 2018 World Cup more than any of its rivals to become a real football country.

Mutko to step down as Russia`s soccer chief

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 23:44

Russia`s sports minister Vitaly Mutko will step down next week from his dual role as president of the country`s soccer federation (RFU), he said on Tuesday.