Russia banned from the Olympic Games 2020 and World Football 2022

Russia banned from the Olympic Games 2020 and World Football 2022

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Russia has been punished with four years of suspension from all global sporting events by the World Anti-Doping Agency (AMA), which hits events such as Tokyo Olympics and Qatar Football World Cup,

The punishment means that the Russian flag will not be hoisted at the Olympic Games, and some athletes, who prove not to be involved in the country's doping scandal, can participate in the events under a neutral flag.

According to an AMA spokesman, "the decision was taken unanimously" this Monday in Lausanne, Switzerland, following a declaration of non-compliance in January by the Russian doping control body, by manipulation of laboratory data.

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