The Russian national team is determined not to participate in the Tokyo Olympics
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the Russian government have not yet appealed the suspension of the International Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) against Russia, confirming that Russia cannot participate in this year’s Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games in the name of the country.
According to the previous ruling, Russia’s suspension period will be maintained until December 2022, which means that the Russian national team will not be able to participate in the Tokyo Olympics, next year’s Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics. There will be no Russian flag or Russian national anthem during the game. ,
Athletes who do not violate the rules can participate in a neutral form. WADA explained in the statement that internal and external legal advisers agreed that the appeal was useless and therefore abandoned the relevant practices, but reiterated that they were disappointed with the CAS ruling because the latter did not incorporate the results required by WADA, including the implementation of a four-year ban. .
The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) issued a statement stating that in order to protect the interests of athletes, the International Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) will not appeal to the Swiss Supreme Court for the two-year ban on Russia. This means that Russia has finally accepted the penalty determined by the International Sports Arbitration Tribunal: Before December 16, 2022, Russia will not be allowed to participate in major international sports events.
Reasons for Russia’s suspension
The Executive Committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency believes that the Russian Anti-Doping Agency has violated the anti-doping regulations and has been banned for 4 years in 2019. After that, Russia also has a group of top lawyers, and it was finally suspended after appealing. Four years was changed to a two-year ban. In addition, Russia can still participate in the 2020 European Cup, because the European Cup is organized by UEFA, and it is not the organizer of major international events in the ruling on anti-doping violations.
In addition, not all Russia is banned from the list. Athletes who are not involved in the doping scandal can participate in the competition as neutral, but they cannot carry the Russian national team logo and uniforms. In fact, Russia has repeatedly suffered from doping problems. They were punished, including that Russian track and field sports were banned from participating in the 2016 Rio Olympics, and during the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Russian athletes only participated in their personal capacity.