The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has collectively consented to prevent Russia from participating in major international sporting competitions prominently the 2020 Olympics and the 2022 World Cup over doping non-compliance.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) executive committee enacted the decision after assuming that Moscow had located false proof and removed files connected to positive doping tests in laboratory data that could have helped identify drug cheats.
The ruling was a tremendous setback to the dignity of a nation that has traditionally been a powerhouse in many sports but whose reputation has been tarnished by a series of doping scandals.
“For too long, Russian doping has detracted from clean sport,” WADA president Craig Reedie said.
“The blatant breach by the Russian authorities of RUSADA’s reinstatement conditions…demanded a robust response. That is exactly what has been delivered today,” he said in a statement.
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