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Posted: 5 months ago

WADA Bans Russia From Olympics and World Championships for Four Years

According to World Anti-Doping Agency decision, Russia is banned from participating in Olympics and World Championships for four years.
 
Apart from that, during these years, Russia can not host any international tournaments. Perhaps, the country will be able to compete at Euro 2020 - in which St Petersburg will be a host city since Uefa is not defined as a 'major event organisation' with regards to rulings on anti-doping breaches.
 
Russian sportsmen will be able to participate in the contests in restricted conditions which are the following:
  • they will compete under neutral flag;
  • they will prove, that they are untainted by doping.

As the organization decided, supervisors of Russian Olympic and para-Olympic committees are also banned from attending international tournaments.

Manifested by BBC's Russian bureau, WADA's executive committee made the unanimous decision in a meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland and considered the matter of Russian doping scandal inappropriate to anti-doping code. Accordingly, when National Anti-doping Agency is losing its status, the country is banned from international tournaments.