Russian Regime Backs Plan To Criminalise Doping But Wants No Match With Murder

Whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova with coach Vladimir Mokhnev who is alleged to have run a doping program
Whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova with coach Vladimir Mokhnev who is alleged to have run a doping program

The Russian Government wants to soften a proposed bill to criminalise doping that was introduced to the Russian State Duma (the lower chamber of the Russian Parliament) on March 25 and included a suggestion that causing the death of an athlete through doping should carry statutory status as murder, with a maximum jail term of 15 years.

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