The Court of Arbitration for Sport banned Russia from collaborating in Tokyo Olympics.© AFP
Sport’s highest court docket on Thursday banned Russia from worldwide sports activities competitions for 2 years together with the Tokyo Olympics. The Court of Arbitration for Sport’s ruling halved a four-year ban for systematic doping imposed by the World Anti-Doping Agency. Under the landmark resolution which additionally excludes the nation from the 2022 Beijing Winter Games, Russians will nonetheless be allowed to compete, however solely as neutrals.
The CAS verdict adopted a four-day arbitration listening to between WADA and the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) at a secret location final month.
The showdown, in entrance of three CAS judges came about following WADA’s resolution final yr to declare RUSADA non-compliant after the Russian physique was accused of manipulating drug testing information.
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