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Russia handed four-year ban from international events by WADA

Russia will miss next year’s Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 Beijing Winter Games after the World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday banned the powerhouse from global sporting events for four years over manipulated doping data. WADA’s executive committee, meeting in Lausanne, decided that Russia be handed the four-year suspension after accusing …

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Mo Farah to run 10,000m at 2020 Olympics

Mo Farah has performed a U-turn and elected to defend his 10,000m title at the Tokyo Olympics next year. Two years ago, Farah walked away from track events to concentrate on marathons and he finished eighth across 26.2 miles in Chicago last month having won the event in 2018. However, …

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IOC condemns Russia over flagrant doping manipulation

  Responding to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s recommendation for a four-year suspension, the IOC said Russia’s conduct amounted to “an insult to the sporting movement worldwide.” “The IOC will support the toughest sanctions against all those responsible for this manipulation,” the IOC said in a statement. WADA’s Compliance Review Committee …

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WADA committee recommends four-year ban for Russia

A World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) panel has recommended that Russia should be handed a four-year ban from competing in – and also hosting – major sporting events. Russian athletes may once again have to compete as neutrals at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo after WADA’s independent Compliance Review Committee (CRC) recommended …

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Leading RusAF officials charged with anti-doping violations

The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has suspended several leading Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) officials for their conduct during an investigation into high-jumper Danil Lysenko. Russian athletes have been prohibited from representing their country since November 2015 following allegations of state-sponsored doping, which have been regularly denied. Lysenko, a high jump silver medallist …

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