The Anti-Doping Agency has banned Russia from participating in major international sports tournaments for a period of four years. The decision came after the doping scandal that involved the country’s sports institutions, which broke out due to the tampering by Moscow of some laboratory data that contained evidence of the illegal activity of the athletes. The appeal is awaited, but it is the Russian agency itself that is pessimistic: “No chance to win it”
Why Russia banned from Tokyo 2020?
In 2019 the WADA officially banned Russia due to violation of doping.
How many athletes have banned from the Olympics for Russia?
According to Wikipedia, the 43 Russian athletes are banned from the competition.
Which athletes can go to the Olympics?
Only professional athletes have permission to war in the Olympic games.
The historical decision in Lausanne: the Wada, the World Anti-Doping Agency, has in fact decided to disqualify Russia from any competitive activity for the next 4 years, thus excluding it from the next 2020 Olympics, the World Cup and the European Championships. A decision never was taken before in the history of the anti-doping fight, decreed by Wada after the executive committee ascertained the responsibilities of the same sports institutions that had tampered with and falsified various data and analyzes of their athletes to hide the illicit.
A punishment that the IOC has already made clear that it will be ratified almost automatically. Although, given the diplomatic, political and sporting relations between President Bach and Putin, efforts will be made to soften this punishment by guaranteeing Russia the possibility of having a national Olympic Committee and then bringing to Tokyo those athletes who demonstrate that they have never had relations with the Moscow anti-doping agency that for years has deceived Wada inspectors by delivering biological samples and altered data. Russia has 21 days to reply to the suspension or to appeal to the Tas and subsequently, possibly, to the Swiss Court. The question will, therefore, go on and on.
Russia will appeal against the ruling to the Sports Arbitration Court, CAS, after the matter will be discussed by the Russian anti-doping agency, Rusada. This was stated by Svetlana Zhurova, first vice president of the international commission of the Duma, the lower house of the Russian Parliament. “A Rusada Supervisory Board meeting will be held on December 19 to discuss it. But I’m 100% sure that Russia will go to court because we have to defend our athletes,” said Zhurova. Although the hopes of being able to get a clash are very few, as admitted also by the head of the Russian anti-doping agency, Yury Ganus: “There is no chance of winning this case in court”, he admitted, calling the measure a “tragedy” for clean athletes and reporting that some of them are already thinking of leaving Russia in order to compete.
No doubt for the Russian Football Federation: UEFA will not cancel the events scheduled in the country, specifically some Euro 2020 matches and the Champions League final 2021. Said Vyacheslav Koloskov, honorary president of the RFU (Russian Football Union) and an honorary member of UEFA and FIFA. “Wada’s decision will not nullify UEFA’s decision: there are no reasons to do it. The 2020 European games and the 2021 Champions League final – he clarified – will be held in Russia”.