Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Russia banned for 2-years, to miss Tokyo Olympics

Russia has on Thursday been slapped by a Swiss Court with a 2-year doping ban down from the initial 4-years.

The doping ban will prevent the country from participating in any international games and will also not display its flag during that period.

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Also to miss is the 2022 World Cup to be held in Qatar as the country battles to redeem itself from a string of doping allegations over recent years.

The Court of Arbitrations (CAS) also slapped Russia with a ban bidding and hosting major sports events as has been the case by developed countries in the world.

Officials from the country will also be unable to attend major international events such as the Tokyo Olympics for the next two-years.

Its members have been blocked from sitting or gain representation in sports bodies that abide to the World doping regulations.

In regard to the new orders, Russia has claimed foul play as they plead with CAS to be lenient given the status of the country.

Since 2015, the country has been in the limelight as many athletes on and off the field have tested positive for substance abuse.

Alex Kiprop
News Moto sports correspondent. Catch up the latest results when they happen and as they happen, locally and international

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