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WADA could suspend Russia from certain sport competitions due to doping scandal

If the WADA finds out RUSADA submitted reports with fake information in them, Russia may be removed from UEFA Euro 2020, as well as Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo
17:50, 19 November 2019

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Russia will be suspended from participation in sports competitions if the investigation of WADA finds out that RUSADA, the Russian anti-doping agency submitted reports with fake information in them. Daily Mail reported that on November 19. 

The executive board of WADA will take place on December 9; the implementation of sanctions against Russia will be discussed. 

"The data in question relates to a period from January 2012 to August 2015 and was obtained by WADA in January of this year under the terms of RUSADA's reinstatement to compliance in September 2018", reads the story.

Related: WADA gives International Federations information on Russian athletes’ doping tests

The Moscow-based lab of RUSADA is charged with faking the reports about doping probes among the athletes. If the fact is confirmed, Russian national teams will be suspended from EFA Euro 2020, as well as the Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo. As far as Euro 2020 is concerned, St. Petersburg may be stripped of the right to host the tournament's matches.  

"If the ExCo agrees with the recommendations of the CRC - and in the likely event that Russia contests the sanctions - the case would move on to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Should CAS find Russia non-compliant and agrees with the sanctions recommended, the country could be facing an almost blanket ban from events like the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, plus football's Euro 2020 tournament which Russia has qualified for", the article says.

Euro 2020 is supposed to kick off on June 12. Tokyo will host the Olympics and Paralympics in summer and autumn next year.

Related: WADA restores status of Russia's anti-doping agency

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