LAUSANNE: WADA – World Anti-Doping Agency’s executive committee banned Russia from participating in all major sports events for four years, over allegations of manipulated doping data,
Russian officials dismissed the four-year ban as ‘another attempt by the West to pressurize Russia into political submission’ and vowed to appeal the decision in Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Due to this ban Russia will not be able to take part in 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 Beijing Winter Games.
According to a statement by WADA’s Executive committee, the unanimous decision to ban Russia wastaken over Moscow’s non-compliance in doping investigation and laboratory data manipulation. The ban was imposed after Russis’s Anti-Doping Agency (Rusada) failed to provide the authentic medical tests report of Russian athletes as demanded by WADA.
Ban will also include the 2022 Football word cup in Qatar along with several other
international sports events. However, Russian athletes who have cleared WADA’s doping tests would be allowed to compete internationally without Russian flag.
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Along with the ban on participation, Russia will also not be allowed to host or bit for host any major sporting events for the duration of ban. This will include 2032 Olympic and Paralympic games.
Russia has been embroiled in a myriad of doping scandals since 2015 when a report by WADA found evidence of widespread doping among Russian athletes in a state-sponsored environment.
The aftermath of damning 2015 report saw Russian athletes sidelined from last Two Olympics and the top condition for its reversal was Russian cooperation with investigation into doping scandals with which WADA sources claim that Russia did not comply at all.
Due to the restrictions imposed by WADA and World Olympics Association (WOA), 158 Russian athletes had to participate in 2018 PyeongChang Olympics under a neutral flag.
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