December 17, 2020 8:27:35 pm
Russia was banned Thursday from using its title, flag and anthem at the next two Olympics or at any world championships for the next two years.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport’s ruling additionally blocked Russia from bidding to host main sporting occasions for two years.
Russian athletes and groups will nonetheless be allowed to compete at next yr’s Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing, in addition to world championships together with the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, if they aren’t implicated in doping or overlaying up constructive checks.
The punishments are lower than the four-year ban the World Anti-Doping Agency had proposed.
The case centered on accusations that Russian state authorities tampered with a database from the Moscow testing laboratory earlier than handing it over to WADA investigators final yr.
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