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WADA excludes Russia from the Olympic and World Games for doping

The World Anti-Doping Agency has confirmed the sanction for four years to Russia

La World Anti-Doping Agency has confirmed the four-year sanction on Russia which implies that you will not be able to participate in Tokyo Olympics 2020 nor in those of beijing winter 2022, in addition to all the World Cups that take place in that period, such as the Qatar football tournament.

Russian athletes who succeed in proving they are not involved in the case they will be able to compete under a neutral flag, but under no circumstances may the Russian flag be flown or the anthem be heard.

According to the newspaper brand, just over a year ago Russian sport seemed to have finally come out of the tunnel - Russian athletics was removed from the Rio Games by state doping - with the partial rehabilitation of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), which was at the expense from the review of the Moscow Laboratory database.

However, Russia suspended the test, among other things, due to the manipulation of said database, which includes both physical tests and computer data, with the alleged purpose of covering up doping cases.

WADA has confirmed the sanction and its exclusion from international competitions.

For this reason, and unanimously, the AMA confirmed on Monday the sanction against Russia and its exclusion from international competitions.

RUSADA now has 21 days to appeal this decision, which will surely end in the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Linda Helleland, vice president of WADA, said that “we want sanctions that cannot be diluted. We owe it to clean athletes to implement sanctions with the utmost force. "

Beyond AMA, there are Federations that qualify that sanction. The IAAF, for example, has banned Russia from competing as a nation in athletics since 2015. At the Games, 168 Russian athletes competed under a neutral flag at Pyeongchang 2018.

If you can compete in Euro 2020

Russia, however, will be able to compete in Euro 2020, in which Saint Petersburg will be one of the venues, since UEFA assures that it is not a universal event.


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