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Russia banned from international sports competitions, including the Tokyo Olympics, until December 2022

Russia has been banned from international sports competitions, including the Tokyo Olympics, until December 2022.

As being reported, Russia’s ban from all major sporting events after a doping scandal has been cut to two years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

The decision was announced by the sports’ highest court after a four-day arbitration hearing between the World Anti-Doping Agency and its Russian subsidiary.

Russia was initially given a four-year ban by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

However, the ban still prevents Russia from competing in the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, set to be held next year, and football’s 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

“The panel has imposed consequences to reflect the nature and seriousness of the non-compliance and to ensure that the integrity of sport against the scourge of doping is maintained,” said Cas, which announced the ruling on Thursday.

“It has considered matters of proportionality and, in particular, the need to effect cultural change and encourage the next generation of Russian athletes to participate in clean international sport.”

While World Anti-Doping Agency announces”landmark” victory after top sports court bans Russia from major sporting events.

Furthermore, Russia has also been barred from hosting international events during the same period.

Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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