Russia's Putin orders government to tighten anti-doping controls

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President Vladimir Putin has ordered the government to look at way of tightening anti-doping controls in Russian sport, according to a statement on the Kremlin website.

Putin, a keen practitioner of judo and ice hockey, ordered the property of the national Anti-Doping Laboratory to be transferred to a newly created body, the website said without elaborating.

Putin asked officials to look into directly financing the new laboratory, and contributions to WADA, from the state budget, the Kremlin said.

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