17 December 2020 20:27:35
On Thursday Russia was banned from using its name, flag and anthem at the next two Olympics or in any world championship for the next two years.
The sports arbitration tribunal’s ruling also blocked Russia from offering to host major sporting events for two years.
Russian athletes and teams will still be able to compete in next year’s Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing, as well as world championships including the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, if they are not involved in doping or hiding. positive tests.
The penalties are less than the four-year ban proposed by the World Anti-Doping Agency.
The case centered on allegations that Russian state authorities tampered with a Moscow analytical laboratory database before handing it over to WADA investigators last year.
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