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Russia for four years from the world of sports locked

the Executive Committee of the world Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) confirmed on Monday in Lausanne on the recommendation of the independent review panel CRC and suspended by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency Rusada to 2023.

athletes of the country are not allowed to start in this period, under the Russian Flag, but only as a neutral athlete, not in the state doping scandal.

No consequences for the Euro 2020

This applies for the Olympic and Paralympic games in Tokyo 2020 and 2022 in Beijing, the youth Olympic games and the world Championships of sports that have signed up to the Wada Code, as well as so-called "Major sports Events".

The proposed sanctions against the Russian Sport should have no impact on the scheduled games of the European football championship 2020 in St. Petersburg. Wada on the grounds that a European championship is the European Federation Uefa"a regional/continental sports event". "It has surprised us that in such an early stage things will be excluded", said the Executive Board of the National Anti-Doping Agency of Germany, Lars Mortsiefer. It is unclear whether the ban could apply to the Champions League final in 2021 in St. Petersburg.

cover-up in style

Forensic tests by Wada experts had revealed that the doping of the data from the Moscow laboratory from 2012 to 2015, "are neither complete nor fully authentic". This could be played demonstrated in the comparison with the Wada 2017 from a Whistleblower data, and copy. In Russia, according to Wada, has deleted "hundreds of alleged adverse analytical findings, or changed". In 145 suspected of Doping should be covered up cases of, or distorted.

The International Olympic Committee had already announced previously, to support the "toughest sanctions" against Russia, and to accept the Wada-judgment. "The Wada decision is binding for us", stressed IOC President Thomas Bach. Despite the Dimension of the doping scandal was to cover up and exchanged samples in the analytical laboratory in the winter of 2014 in Sochi were allowed to play four years later, 168 the Russians as "Olympic athletes of Russia" under a neutral Flag to compete.

Russia intends to submit to appeal a

Russia against the new penalties to the opposition. Russia will fight for its athletes, said the member of Parliament Svetlana Schurowa on Monday the Agency Interfax according to. Russia will appeal the penalties to the court of arbitration for sport (Cas) in Lausanne, said the Parliament Deputy Dmitry Swischtschow from the sports Committee of the state Duma. The decision of the Wada was a means to ban Russian athletes from the international sports, criticized the Deputy head of the Russian Parliament, Pyotr Tolstoy.


Created: 09.12.2019, 11:39 PM

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