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Russia banned for four years to include 2020 Olympics and 2022 World Cup

Russia banned for four years to include 2020 Olympics and 2022 World Cup
Monday 9
13:20 2019

Athletes will not be allowed to compete under the Russian flag at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics or Beijing 2022 Winter Games Russia has been handed a four-year ban from all major sporting events by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada). It means the Russia flag and anthem will not be allowed at events such as the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics and football's 2022 World Cup in Qatar. But athletes who can prove they are untainted by the doping scandal will be able to compete under a neutral flag. Wada's executive committee made the unanimous decision in a meeting in Lausanne, ...

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BBC UK : Russia banned for four years to include 2020 Olympics and 2022 World Cup

Summary: Russia is handed a four-year ban from all major sporting events - including the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics - by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

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