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German journalist who exposed Russian doping denied visa

German journalist Hajo Seppelt, the man who broke the Russian state doping story that sent shockwaves through the Olympics, has been refused a visa to attend the World Cup in Russia

Moscow: German journalist Hajo Seppelt, the man who broke the Russian state story that sent shockwaves through the Olympics, has been refused a visa to attend the World Cup in Russia.

“Obviously, the discovery of a state system is so far-reaching that Russia thinks it’s necessary to take such measures. That speaks for itself,” the reporter said.

The visa application, lodged with Russian authorities by German public broadcaster SWR on behalf of Seppelt, was refused on the grounds that he appears on a list of “undesirable persons” in Russia.

The precise reasons for the visa being refused were not specified, said SID.

“This is due to the fact that we are saying things which are critical of Russia, that we lifted the veil in 2014 on Russia’s state system,” wrote Seppelt on the website of TV broadcaster ARD, which is part of the SWR network.

“I can only hope that the (Russian) politicians will reconsider their decision,” said ARD programme director Volker Herres.

Football world governing body FIFA said that it had already validated Seppelt’s accreditation request.

“In general, the freedom of the press is very important to FIFA and we want to offer media representatives the best possible conditions for them to perform their jobs,” said Fifa in a statement.

Seppelt and ARD have been coordinating their efforts with whistleblowers of late to expose Russia that allegedly takes recourse to unethical means to ensure their athletes in sports like track and field win global championships. In one of the early films, Russian federation officials encouraged athletes to cheat and some anti- officials were paid off to cover up positive tests by Russian stars.

In 2015, Russia’s athletics federation previously filed two lawsuits against German TV documentaries and claimed their “honor and dignity had been damaged by the films. The cases were thrown out by a Russian court.

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