Russia given 4-year ban WADA for the Olympics and World Cup

Russia has recently been banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency for 4 years from participating in all of the major sporting events.

With this sentence, the Russian flag and the national anthem of Russia will not be shown and heard at the events like the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 Football World Cup to be held in Qatar.

As for the athletes that can give the proof of not been tainted by the doping scandal from Russia will be then held eligible for participating under their national flag as was the same thing that occurred back during the Pyeongchang Olympics of 2018.

The executive committee of WADA took this decision after the concluded that Moscow has indeed colluded to tamper the laboratory data by placing fake evidence and deleting the data files linked to the doping tests that came out sportive and could have also helped in identifying eh drug cheats.

Sir Craig Reedie, the WADA President said in a statement, “The ExCo’s strong decision today shows WADA’s determination to act resolutely in the face of the Russian doping crisis, thanks to the Agency’s robust investigatory capability, the vision of the CRC, and WADA’s recently acquired ability to recommend meaningful sanctions via the Compliance Standard which entered into effect in April 2018. Combined, these strengths have enabled the ExCo to make the right decisions at the right time.”

“For too long, Russian doping has detracted from the clean sport. The blatant breach by the Russian authorities of RUSADA’s reinstatement conditions, approved by the ExCo in September 2018, demanded a robust response. That is exactly what has been delivered today. Russia was afforded every opportunity to get its house in order and re-join the global anti-doping community for the good of its athletes and of the integrity of sport, but it chose instead to continue in its stance of deception and denial.”

“As a result, the WADA ExCo has responded in the strongest possible terms, while protecting the rights of Russian athletes that can prove that they were not involved and did not benefit from these fraudulent acts. On behalf of the ExCo, and of the many WADA stakeholders that supported the CRC recommendation, I would like to thank the members of the CRC for their expert and considered recommendation, as well as WADA I&I and the forensic experts for their skill, diligence, and perseverance in getting to the bottom of this highly complex case.”

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