Kremlin says Russia's involvement in WADA hacking 'out of question' - agencies

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Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a news conference of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Laos' Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith following the Russia-ASEAN summit in Sochi, Russia, May 20, 2016. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin - RTSF6QK

Kremlin spokesman Peskov attends news conference of Russian President Putin and Laos' Prime Minister Sisoulith following Russia-ASEAN summit in Sochi

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a news conference of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Laos' Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith following the Russia-ASEAN summit in Sochi, Russia, May 20, 2016. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin - RTSF6QK

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Any possible participation of the Russian government or secret services in the hacking of the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) data "is out of question", Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted as saying on Tuesday by Russian news agencies.

WADA said on Tuesday that confidential athlete data relating to the Rio Olympics had been hacked by a Russian cyber espionage group that had published some of it and was threatening to release more.

(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Alison Williams)

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