Russia’s ban on participating in the 2020 Olympics has been confirmed

The absence of Russian athletes from the 2020 Olympics was confirmed by a ruling issued by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

The ban on Russian athletes participating in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics was finalized because there were no objections from the World Doping Agency (WADA) or Russian officials.

In 2010, the World Anti-Doping Agency banned Russian athletes from participating in international tournaments for four years after the Russians were accused of seizing doping samples from their athletes, but the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) halved the sentence. . However, the ban will last until December 2022, and the authorities have decided not to take action to reduce or lift the ban for the remaining two years or so.

In addition to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the ban will bar Russians from participating in the Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics, and the use of the country’s national flag and anthem will be banned at both events. However, those Russian athletes who have no history of doping offenses can participate in both events under the Olympic flag.

The World Anti-Doping Agency, meanwhile, said in a statement that it was unhappy with the CAS ruling because not all sanctions against Russians had been upheld. However, the World Anti-Doping Agency has stated that it has no plans to appeal the CAS decision to the Swiss Federal Court.

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