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Russia banned from Tokyo Olympics and football World Cup

Russia banned from Tokyo Olympics and football World Cup
Monday 9
18:20 2019

Russia has been handed a four-year ban from international sporting competition for a doping cover-up that means the country will not feature at the Tokyo Olympics next summer or the 2022 football World Cup in Qatar. An emergency meeting of the World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday unanimously voted to exclude Russia and also prevent it from hosting or bidding to host any global tournaments. The ban was imposed by Wada’s executive committee after Russia was found to have tampered with laboratory data handed over to Wada as a condition for ending a previous three-year ban for state-sponsored doping. Russian athletics ...

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The Guardian : Russia banned from Tokyo Olympics and football World Cup

Summary: Russia has been handed a four-year ban from international sporting competition for a doping cover-up that means the country will not feature at the Tokyo Olympics next summer or the 2022 football World Cup in Qatar. An emergency meeting of the World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday unanimously voted to exclude ...

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