Mutko insisted that Russian authorities had never run a state-sponsored doping programme and pinned all the blame on the laboratory and Russia's Anti-Doping Agency.
Russia's doping cover-up went far beyond the Olympics, according to a vast archive of emails released by a World Anti-Doping Agency investigator.
The McLaren report revealed that doping mastermind-turned-whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov used salt, coffee and water to cover up drug failures
Russia operated a state-dictated doping system during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and other events, an independent investigator said on Monday.
These are the five key accusations leveled by former Russian anti-doping laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov on the doping scandal in Russia.
The Olympic movement faces division in a critical week ahead of the Rio Games with a report set to be released on whether Russia manipulated doping samples.
The prospect of Russian and Kenyan athletes being barred from the Rio Olympics gathered momentum as a tidal wave of doping sleaze engulfed both countries with just three months to go.
Dozens of Russian athletes who competed at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, including at least 15 medal winners, were part of a state-run doping program, the New York Times reported