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Russia is banned four years from international competitions

Russia will be unable to compete at both the 2020 Olympics in Toyko and the 2022 football World Cup in Qatar.

After an investigation from the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) was concluded and the final vote was done Monday, Russia was found guilty of manipulating laboratory data to mask banned substances in its athletes and has been banned from competing in international sports for four years. “For too long, Russian doping has detracted from clean sport,” WADA president Craig Reedie said.The report says Russian athletes who can provide proof that they were unaffected by the doping scandal will be able to compete, however, under a neutral flag. Russia has 21 days to appeal the ban to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

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No Russian government representatives may participate in or attend any Olympic or other sports event organised by a major event organisation over the four-year period. Not even Russian president Vladimir Putin will be able to attend the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, nor the 2022 World Cup. Russia may not host any major event in the four-year period. Russia may not bid for the right to host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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