Russia to check information of new German documentary on doping

Moscow, Jan 23 (IANS) The All-Russia Athletics Federation (ARAF) will check allegations of doping in Russian sport made public in a new documentary aired by Germanys ARD television channel, ARAF President Dmitry Shlyakhtin has said.

“Our federation will check all the facts cited in Seppelt’s documentary, including a video featuring coach Kazarin and an athlete,” he said on Sunday, reports Tass.

The 10-minute documentary aired by ARD on Sunday alleges that suspended Russian coaches continue coaching activities.

The film features a meeting of ARD reporter Hajo Seppelt with Russian track and field athlete Andrei Dmitriyev that took place in Almaty.

Dmitriyev shares a video from his mobile phone with suspended track and field athletics coach Vladimir Kazarin giving some instructions to athletes, runners Natalia Danilova and Artyom Denmukhametov, in an indoors premises.

According to Dmitriyev, it took place in Chelyabinsk on January 12.

A 27-minute video interview with Dmitriyev was also posted on ARD’s website.