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Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov resigns together with entire Russian government…

by Ace Damon

Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov resigned along with the rest of the Russian government after President Vladimir Putin gave his annual state of the country address on Wednesday.

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has announced that the entire government is resigning after Head of State Putin proposed constitutional changes during his speech.

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Kolobkov, who has headed the Ministry of Sport since 2016, has also stepped down as a resigned government member.

However, all ministers, including Kolobkov, will continue to serve until a new government is formed.

Kolobkov, a 2000 Olympic champion fencer, also served as Russia's representative at the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), but lost his position in 2015 following the massive doping dispute involving his country.

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Late last year, WADA stated that the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) was not in compliance with its code for the alleged manipulation of doping data recovered in a Moscow laboratory. Russia has received a four-year ban prohibiting it from participating in and hosting international sporting events.

Russia has appealed the WADA ruling, and any change in government is unlikely to affect the country's position as it seeks reintegration.


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