Russia banned from Olympic Games for 4 years over doping

Dec 09, 2019

New Delhi, Dec 09 (ANI): The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on December 09 banned Russia from global sporting events which also include 2020 Tokyo Olympics, 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. WADA took the decision after accusing Moscow of falsifying data from an anti-doping laboratory. Executive committee of WADA took the decision after it concluded that Moscow had tampered with lab data by putting fake evidences and deleting files linked to positive doping tests that could have helped identify drug cheats. Under the sanctions, Russian athletes will still be allowed to compete at the Olympics next year only if the athletes can demonstrate that they were not part of what WADA believes was a state-sponsored system of doping.