Considering that doping is raging in Russia systematically, the World Anti-Doping Organization (WADA) has just banned the country’s sports from competing at major international events for four years, that is, including the 2020 Olympics and 2022 World Cup.
The World Anti-Doping Organization (WADA) has just banned Russian sports from competing at major international events for four years due to systemic doping use. This means that Russia will be absent from Olympic 2020, possibly including Olympic 2024 and World Cup 2022. A little bit of luck for Russia is that they still attend Euro 2020, where Russia is the host country and has passed the elimination round, qualifying round.
Nine out of 17 members voted in favor of this so-called only meaningful punishment. The WADA statement said: “We keep up the fraud, manipulation and deception that have just been disclosed, only to encourage and maintain indifference to this issue.
Doping will continue and the sports we love will die out, unless we have the courage to face serious abuses that affect the integrity of the sport and insist on protecting the athlete as well. like cleaning up sports.”
However, the World Olympic Committee (IOC) said the organization can accept Russian athletes to play under the neutral flag if they can prove they are clean.
The World Sports Court (CAS) still forbids Russia from attending the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 World Cup, although the penalty has been greatly reduced.
On Thursday, December 17, the World Sports Court (CAS) kept the same penalty for Russia to attend the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and the 2022 World Cup, but the time to ban sports from international competitions has been reduced from four years down to 2 years.
In addition, Russian athletes who meet the competition standards can still participate in international tournaments, but are not allowed to represent Russia, on their jerseys are not allowed to appear the national flag, the color of the flag or sing the national anthem this.
Also in the next two years, apart from the athletes who have to compete in a neutral form abroad, Russia is not allowed to host any major international tournaments.
President of the Russian Olympic Committee Stanislav Pozdnyakov welcomed the decision of the CAS by not penalizing the country’s athletes in the style of “waving chopsticks”.
However, Pozdnyakov argued that it was “unacceptable” to ban high-ranking Russian leaders like Vladimir Putin from attending the Olympics.
Previously, Russia was punished by the World Anti-Doping Commission (WADA) in 2019, because the Russian Anti-Doping Commission (RUSADA) falsified the database from its Moscow laboratory at the 2014 Winter Olympics before transferring it to WADA investigators.