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Russian athletes face blanket ban at Tokyo 2020 unless Rusaf apologises

• World Athletics issues ultimatum to Rusaf for Olympics• Russia must accept officials lied in Lysenko doping caseRussia has been warned that its track and field athletes face a blanket ban from the Tokyo Olympics – unless it accepts senior officials f…

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Russia confirms appeal against Wada four-year doping ban

• Russian anti-doping agency votes to file an appeal• President Putin indicated they wanted an appeal filedRussia’s anti-doping agency Rusada said on Thursday it would appeal the four-year doping sanctions barring the country from competing under its f…

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BOA demands the ‘fullest possible sanctions’ be taken against Russia

• British Olympic Association support calls over Wada ban• Russian speaker suggests country host alternative GamesThe British Olympic Association has called for the “fullest possible sanctions” to be taken against Russia following the four-year World A…

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Wada committee member Victoria Aggar questions role after Russia ban

• British ex-Paralympian Aggar calls four-year ban ‘spineless’• Fellow committee member Adam Pengilly: ‘Nothing has worked’A highly-respected British member of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s athlete committee is questioning her future after condemning …

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Shock among Russian athletes over Wada four-year global ban for doping

Svetlana Romashina, the five-time Olympic champion, says the ban is a ‘blow to the reputation of clean athletes’The five-times Olympic gold medallist Svetlana Romashina was in the pool when she received the news that Russia had been slapped with a four…

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Vladimir Putin signals Russia will appeal against four-year Wada ban

• Russian president indicates there are ‘reasons to appeal’• Country has 21 days to respond to proposed sanctionsRussian president Vladimir Putin has said his country have ’reason to appeal’ against the four-year ban imposed by the World Anti-Doping Ag…

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Wada acts on Russian doping but has it gone far enough?

Caveats and compromises in the small print mean there is a good chance Russian athletes and footballers will appear at the 2020 Olympics and the 2022 World CupIt makes for an alluring headline: Russia finally banned from international sport for four ye…

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Wada acts on Russian doping but has it gone far enough?

Caveats and compromises in the small print mean there is a good chance Russian athletes and footballers will appear at the 2020 Olympics and the 2022 World CupIt makes for an alluring headline: Russia finally banned from international sport for four ye…

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Russian PM labels doping ban ‘anti-Russian hysteria’ – video

Russia’s prime minister Dmitry Medvedev has called the decision by the World Anti Doping Agency (Wada) to ban Russia for four years ‘anti-Russian hysteria’. The decision made on Monday will see Russia banned from competing at the Tokyo Olympics and the…

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‘Their flag will not fly’: Russia given four-year ban for doping offences – video report

Russia will be banned from the Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 football World Cup in Qatar after the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) voted unanimously to ban them for doping offences. Russia now has 21 days to appeal against the decision. Individual athlet…

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Russia banned from Tokyo Olympics and football World Cup

Wada delivers four-year ban for doping offencesIndividual athletes will still be allowed to competeThe World Anti-Doping Agency has voted unanimously to ban Russia from international sport for four years for doping offences.Russia now have 21 days to a…

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Russia could be banned from Olympics and Euro 2020 over drug anomalies

• Wada expected to recommend Russia be found ‘non-compliant’• Data relates to period from 2012 to 2015Russia could be banned from next year’s Olympic Games and the European Championship in football after the World Anti-Doping Agency was expected to rec…

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Russia rues ban as OARs deliver nation’s worst Winter Olympics gold medal haul

Disappointing 13th-place finish in the medals table for Olympic Athletes from Russia is nation’s lowest since end of the Soviet UnionThe two gold medals won by Olympic Athletes from Russia in Pyeongchang represents the worst ever top-line performance b…

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IOC bans athletes from marching under Russian flag in closing ceremony

Decision comes after two athletes from Russia failed drug testsHowever IOC said Russian Olympic ban could be overturned soonRussian athletes will not be allowed to march under their country’s flag at Sunday’s closing ceremony because of their two faile…

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Russian athlete filmed in ‘I don’t do doping’ shirt fails Olympic drug test

Nadezhda Sergeeva, who denies taking banned medication, appeared in the video posted to social media earlier during the Winter OlympicsA Russian athlete who has tested positive for a banned substance at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics had recently appe…

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IOC responds after Russian athlete charged with doping offence – video

IOC President’s Spokesman Mark Adams expressed his disappointment after Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky tested positive for the banned substance meldonium. Adams backed the IOC’s process of selecting athletes from Russia, saying doping cases wou…

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Semen Elistratov rails at ‘unfair’ ban on Russians after taking bronze

• Speed skater dedicates medal to Russians not at Winter Olympics• South Korea’s Hyo-jun Lim takes first medal for home nationSemen Elistratov became the first athlete from Russia to win a medal at this year’s Winter Olympics after a thrilling men’s 15…

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Winter Olympics doping ban met with righteous anger in Russia

Officials and public figures say IOC decision to ban Russian team from 2018 Games amounts to ‘war’, ‘racism’ and ‘genocide’Russian officials and public figures have referred to the ban on the Russian team from taking part in the 2018 Winter Olympics as…

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Vitaly Mutko in spotlight but IOC and Fifa want to escape to shadows

The decision to ban Russia from the Winter Olympics has been welcomed but with Vitaly Mutko still in charge of the World Cup and the IOC’s president talking of ‘moving on’ there is a sense the country has got off lightlyThe verdict of the International…

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Russia banned from Winter Olympics over state-sponsored doping

• Vitaly Mutko, former sports minister and 2018 World Cup chief, banned for life • Some athletes will be able to compete at Pyeongchang 2018 under neutral flagThe Russian Olympic Committee has been banned from next year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang…