World Anti-Doping Agency imposes 4-year ban on Russia World Anti-Doping Agency imposes 4-year ban on RussiaThe world anti-doping agency is endorsing a four-year ban on Russia from the next two Olympic Games and other major event. Now this is the latest punishment for a state-sponsored doping Scandal. Let’S go to London right now. Chris Brown cover the story for us today, so Chris a good morning tell us what this all means on the country, sparing the athletes, and that was the recommendation from what is executive committee. So in that sense the decision is not that surprising. Here, hartsoe of waters press release a put out this morning for too long Russian doping has detracted from clean sported reads of the blatant bleed, the breach rather by Russian authorities. Atrasadas reinstatement conditions demand a robust, and that is exactly what has been delivered today. If this band means that Russia cannot take part in the next two Olympic Games, One Summer 1 winter, and also possibly the next FIFA World Cup in Qatar, nor can Russia host any other International sporting events over the next 4 years. Russian athletes, however, can still compete if they test clean under a neutral flag, but not in Russian uniforms, just as they did in South Korea in 2018 can blood in urine sample that I’ve been locked away for years at the Moscow doping lab. So, there’s no suggestion that athletes themselves here tampered with any of the results. Instead, suspicion has fallen on Russia’s Security Services and its Ministry of sport, which had troll in that facility that they did the tampering to continue to try to cover up the cheating that happened during the Sochi games in 2014. But okay. So a ban on Russia officially, not necessarily the athletes into this decision, then what a lot of athletes around the world that argued that this kind of partial band was to lights are Canadians Becky, Scott Hayley wickenheiser were among those are prominent. Athletes who signed a letter demanding a total band Russian athletes at all under any conditions that was also the position of the US anti-doping agency. It’S had their told us at Russia was given a chance to come clean about cheating during Sochi, and then they went out and they cheated again. They refuse to change their behavior and they now have blurred who is clean and who is not clean and they have thrown all of their athletes under the bus, because clean athletes don’t have any idea when they show up whether or not they’re competing gets cleaning. Russian Czar or not clean Russians in Russia. Today you’re seeing lots of social media posts from different sporting federations calling this decision unfair. They say it’s discriminatory Harkens back to many of the talking points from the Russian government that we’ve heard over the years, really that this is some kind of westerns conspiracy against Russia. None of those sporting agencies ever address the issue of who specifically authorized or ordered the tampering in the drug lab. Just now, a member of Russian State Duma has announced that Russia will challenge this band at the court of arbitration for sport, which it is allowed to do so. I am 100 % sure we go to court because we must defend our athletes. That’S a statement from Deputy Svetlana zakharova, Michael Chris. Thank you for that are Chris Brown in London. The World Anti-Doping Agency has banned the Russian flag and national anthem from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and other major sports events for four years.
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