Tag Archives: Vladimir Putin

Rodchenkov Russian doping expose wins William Hill SBOTY2020 award

‘The Rodchenkov Affair’, a riveting account of Russia’s state-backed doping programme by whistleblower Dr Grigory Rodchenkov, has won William Hill’s ‘Sports Book of the Year’ (#SBOTY2020) award. William Hill’s judging panel, chaired by The Times sports journalist Alyson Rudd, stated that there was “simply no contest for the top honour given the stunning revelations, captivating narrative and far-reaching effects of …

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Paddy Power initiates campaign against Russian Olympic team

Paddy Power has initiated an advertising stunt at the Russian Embassy in Kensington, West London, after the Russian Olympic team were left facing a blanket ban from appearing in Rio 2016 next month. The IOC may still be exploring legal options regarding the possibility of introducing the ban, but that hasn’t stopped the bookmaker from pressing ahead with a campaign …

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Putin seeks greater bookmaker participation for Russian sports

Russian government funded news source Russia Today (RT.com) has reported that President Vladimir Putin will seek for licensed bookmakers to fund national sporting events, with new laws set to be introduced by mid-2016. At present Russia has 25 registered bookmakers, President Putin is reported to want gambling operators to contribute further funding to national sporting development as the country prepares …

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