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Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko Defends Government Control Over Sport

04 / 16 / 14

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said that Russia's success at the 2014 Sochi Olympics "proves that increased government control over sport is the most advantageous policy," according to R-SPORT. Mutko added that "doling out cash to the individual sporting federations clearly doesn't work." The ...

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