Putin admits widespread doping did take place but again denies Russian state involvement 

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the situation his country finds itself in regarding anti-doping “is our own fault because the doping abuse did take place” but he again denied the attempts to cheat the system were state-led. According to Russian state news agency TASS, Putin made the comments during a press conference in which he also said the work in the fight against doping has been “enormous” and that in the battle against cheating Russia had “failed”.  From insidethegames.biz