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Russia In WADA’s Bad Books

Russia may lose the chance to participate in the Tokyo Olympics come 2020, going by a recommendation by the universal Anti-Doping Agency.

This will be dependent on whether or not the recommendation against the country will be okayed by the WADA’s executive committee that will be deliberating on the 9th December.

The World Anti-Doping Agency(WADA) found Russia to be guilty of interfering with reports -from a Moscow laboratory on a suspected use of drugs by some athletes from the country. They altered the data so as their interests of having the athletes vindicated could be suited.

Russia has been under investigation by the world’s relevant agencies after reports emerged of there being rampant doping in the country’s athletics. Three key personalities stepped down from the International Association of Athletics Federations(IAAF) to pave way for the investigation that has been underway since 2014.

Russia has been having difficult times trying to clear her name out of the dirt that now dims her future in sports. Russian athletes had been banned from any international competition including the 2016 Rio Olympics until the country puts open her commitment to curbing the vice.

The ban in the offing could also be a blow to Russia as it looks forward to hosting the 2020 Euro finals, and also taking part in the 2022 world cup.

After the December 9th meeting of WADA’s official, their decision will be presented to the Russia Anti-Doping Agency(RUSADA) to appeal should the outcome -by the WADA committee undermine them.

The ball is now believed to be in the WADA’s court.

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