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Russia handed four-year ban for doping by Wada

Russia handed four-year ban for doping by Wada

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The unanimous decision will exclude the country from the 2020 Olympics and 2022 World Cup. Russia’s anthem and flag will not be permitted at sporting competitions such as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics and the 2022 World Cup held in Qatar. Sir Craig Reedie, President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada), stated: “Russia was afforded every opportunity to get its house in order and re-join the global anti-doping community, but it chose instead to continue in its stance of deception and denial.” However, athletes can participate under a neutral flag if cleared by anti-doping authorities. The decision follows after the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (Rusada) was confirmed in breach of tampering with laboratory data. They were forced to hand over the investigation to Wada
Russia’s four year global sporting ban “not enough” according to WADA Vice President Linda Helleland

Russia’s four year global sporting ban “not enough” according to WADA Vice President Linda Helleland

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This morning, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) imposed a four year ban on Russia that will prevent the country from participating in all global sporting events including 2020 Olympics in Tokyo and the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar. Russian athletes unaffected by the doping scandal wanting to compete during the ban will be able to do so under a neutral flag. The 2020 European Championships are excluded from the ban, meaning that Russia, who will host matches in St. Petersburg, will be allowed to compete. The long awaited decision comes after the agency officials were permitted entry into a Moscow laboratory and discovered evidence of result manipulation. Russia has 21 days to appeal the ruling via the Court of Arbitration for Sport and is expected to do so. Speaking o...

Russia’s war on ISIS: What do we know so far?

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  Vladimir Putin Russian President. Credit: Maria Joner.  Russia declared war on the Islamic extremist group Isis in September and has since been very active in the campaign. And with President Putin recently saying he will not rule out using nuclear weapons, military actions have reached an all time high. Isis or Islamic State have become one of the largest terrorist threats to the western world in recent times. The group have attempted and in some cases been successful in carrying out terrorist attacks, with the most recent being the Paris attacks of November this year. The threat from the group has led many world leaders to take military action in Syria, resulting in a global migrant crisis. The USA, UK and Russia have all led air raids in the country and intend to take fur