World Anti-Doping Agency bans Russia from Olympics for four years over doping scandal

Original article by au – Page: Online : 10-Dec-19

The World Anti-Doping Agency has imposed a four-year ban on Russia taking part in major sporting events, including the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and the 2022 soccer World Cup in Qatar. The ban results from WADA’s finding that Russia had manipulated laboratory data in an effort to prevent drug cheats being detected. Russian athletes deemed to be ‘clean’ will be allowed to compete under a neutral flag. Russia has also been banned from bidding for, hosting or being awarded major championships.


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