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Sport Russia banned from Olympics for four years over doping scandal: TASS

13:01  09 december  2019
13:01  09 december  2019 Source:   reuters.com

WADA seeks four-year Russia ban over false doping data

  WADA seeks four-year Russia ban over false doping data A key World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) panel has recommended Russia be barred from all sporting competition for four years after accusing Moscow of falsifying laboratory data handed over to investigators, the global anti-doping watchdog said on Monday. In a bombshell statement, WADA's Compliance Review Committee (CRC) called for the sanction, which would see Russia banned from next year's Tokyo Olympics, to be approved at a meeting in Paris on December 9. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

Russia could be hit with a four - year Olympic ban on Monday for flouting anti- doping rules, a punishment local officials have said would be unfair Russia , which has tried to showcase itself as a global sports power, has been embroiled in doping scandals since a 2015 report commissioned by

Russia could be hit with a four - year Olympic ban on Monday for flouting anti- doping rules, a punishment local officials have said would be unfair Russia , which has tried to showcase itself as a global sports power, has been embroiled in doping scandals since a 2015 report commissioned by

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia was banned from the Olympics and world championships in a range of sports for four years on Monday after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) ruled to punish it for manipulating laboratory data, a WADA spokesman said.

A man stands in front of the Olympic rings outside the headquarters of the Olympic Committee of Russia in Moscow© Reuters/EVGENIA NOVOZHENINA A man stands in front of the Olympic rings outside the headquarters of the Olympic Committee of Russia in Moscow

WADA's executive committee took the decision after it concluded that Moscow had tampered with laboratory data by planting fake evidence and deleting files linked to positive doping tests that could have helped identify drug cheats.

Alex Ovechkin on the Russia Olympic ban: ‘It’s sad news’

  Alex Ovechkin on the Russia Olympic ban: ‘It’s sad news’ Ovechkin has represented Russia in the 2006, 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics.“It’s always disappointing to hear something like that,” Ovechkin said. “I hope everything’s going to be well. We still have a long time ‘til the Olympics to figure out what to do. What’s better to do. Hope everything’s going to be fine.

Russia has been banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang for an ‘institutional conspiracy’ to corrupt London 2012 and Sochi 2014, while the former sports minister Vitaly Mutko has been banned for life.

By Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia could be hit with a four - year Olympic ban on Monday for flouting anti- doping rules, a punishment local officials. A man walks outside the headquarters of the Olympic Committee of Russia in Moscow, Russia November 28, 2019.

The WADA committee's decision to punish Russia with a ban was unanimous, the spokesman said.

Russia, which has tried to showcase itself as a global sports power, has been embroiled in doping scandals since a 2015 report commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) found evidence of mass doping in Russian athletics.

Its doping woes have grown since, with many of its athletes sidelined from the past two Olympics and the country stripped of its flag altogether at last year's Pyeongchang Winter Games as punishment for state-sponsored doping cover-ups at the 2014 Sochi Games.

Monday's sanctions had been recommended by WADA's compliance review committee in response to the doctored laboratory data provided by Moscow earlier this year.

Opinion: In latest farce, International Olympic officials again favoring Russia over clean athletes

  Opinion: In latest farce, International Olympic officials again favoring Russia over clean athletes Russia was still manipulating doping data at its Moscow laboratory in 2019, after deadline to turn over information connected to the Sochi scandal.Olympic movement officials want you to know they are outraged at Russia’s latest efforts to cheat the system.

Russia could be hit with a four - year Olympic ban on Monday for flouting anti- doping rules, a punishment Russian officials say would be unfair The country, which has tried to showcase itself as a global sports power, has been embroiled in doping scandals since a 2015 report commissioned by

Russia faces an almost total ban from international sports events for four years amid a renewed doping crisis after officials in Moscow were Russia would also be barred from bidding to host any major championships during the four - year period, extending to include the 2032 Summer Olympics .

One of the conditions for the reinstatement of Russian anti-doping agency RUSADA, which was suspended in 2015 in the wake of the athletics doping scandal but reinstated last year, had been that Moscow provide an authentic copy of the laboratory data.

The sanctions effectively strip the agency of its accreditation.

Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov last month attributed the discrepancies in the laboratory data to technical issues.

The punishment, however, leaves the door open for clean Russian athletes to compete at major international sporting events without their flag or anthem for four years, as was the case during the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics.

Some Russian officials, meanwhile, have branded the call for sanctions unfair and likened it to broader Western attempts to hold back the country.

If RUSADA appeals the sanctions endorsed by WADA's executive committee, the case will be referred to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), WADA has said.

(Reporting by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber Editing by Andrew Osborn)

Russia gets extra time over track and field doping forgery .
MONACO (AP) — Russia has been given extra time to respond to charges that several of its leading track and field officials helped forge documents to give a star athlete an alibi for missing drug tests. The Athletics Integrity Unit, which oversees disciplinary issues in the sport, said Friday the Russian track and field federation has been given an extension until Jan. 2. The federation had originally been required to answer the charges by Dec. 12. The reason for the extension hasn't been given, but the suspension of so many senior figures has caused turbulence at the federation.

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