Russia banned from 2020 Tokyo Olympics for doping scandal

The World Anti-Doping Agency executive committee banned Russia from competing for the next four years, which will leave them out of the next two Olympic Games.

Russia will not have any formal presence at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo or at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. They are forbidden from participating in most of the major international competitions through 2023, which include the FIFA World Cup, the Paralympics, and world championships, among others that follow the World Anti-Doping Code.

WADA’s executive committee made the decision after meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Monday. The committee gave the Russian Anti-Doping Agency formal notice of its noncompliance.

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