WADA bans Russian Federation from global sporting events for four years

World Anti Doping Agency President Sir Craig Reedie will be overseeing his last meeting in Lausane tomorrow before being replaced by successor Poland's Witold Bańka on January 1

World Anti Doping Agency President Sir Craig Reedie will be overseeing his last meeting in Lausane tomorrow before being replaced by successor Poland's Witold Bańka on January 1

WADA said the decision was unanimous.

Russia's hosting of world championships in Olympic sports also face being stripped after the WADA executive committee approved a full slate of recommended sanctions for tampering with a Moscow laboratory database.

Full disclosure of data from the Moscow laboratory had been a key condition of Russia's controversial reinstatement by WADA in September 2018.

Russian Federation have been banned from all major sporting events for the next four years, the World Anti-Doping Agency has confirmed.

A total of 168 Russian athletes competed under a neutral flag at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang after the country was banned following the 2014 Games, which it hosted in Sochi.

But WADA's Compliance Review Committee on November 25 accused Russian Federation of falsifying some of the data provided by a Moscow laboratory in January, and proposed imposing a four-year ban on RUSADA and excluding the country from major sporting competitions.

Anthony Joshua Details Mysterious Health Issue Before First Andy Ruiz Jr. Fight
Anthony Joshua has revealed he was compromised going into his first fight with Andy Ruiz Jr . Wilder will face lineal champion Tyson Fury in a rematch of their own February 22.

"I informed the summit participants about the situation in which we find ourselves based on the recommendations of ROC's sports committee members, and foremost, its chairman", Velikaya said, as cited by ROC press-service head Stanislav Pozdnyakov.

Not only will Russian athletes be banned from major competitions but government officials will also be barred from attending such events.

It means the Russian Federation flag and anthem will not be allowed at events such as the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and football's 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The athlete committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency is calling for Russian Federation to be completely banned from the Olympics after the country "made a mockery not only those who play by the rules, but those who create and safeguard them".

If Russia disagrees with the outcome, it has 21 days to protest to the Court of Arbitration Sport, which will have the final say.

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.