Russia Banned from Competing At Upcoming Sports Events Including the Olympic Games and World Cup

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Russia has been banned from competing in any sporting event for the next four years by the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA).

The ban follows a series of seemingly state-sponsored doping scandals.

The ban means Russian athletes will not be able to compete at either the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo or the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

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Individual athletes who are able to prove they aren’t involved in doping, however, would be allowed to compete.

The ban was brought into effect after a meeting of Wada’s executive committee in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Russia has been given 21 days to appeal the ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Source: GhanaCelebrities.Com

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