Doping: Wada decides on sanctions against Russia


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"It would be sanctions that we all expected earlier"

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World Anti-Doping Agency decides on suspension for Russia

In Lausanne, the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) decides on a multi-year spell of Russia for world sports. Russia is accused of manipulating doping data on several occasions.

The Russian athletes could soon compete in the Olympic Games as neutral athletes without a national flag. This is at least one of several possible sanctions that will be decided by the World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday.

DThe Executive Committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency will decide on sanctions against Russia on Monday in Lausanne. The country had been proven to have handed over manipulated doping data to the Wada. The German Federal Interior Minister pleaded in the case of manipulation for zero tolerance. "If such machinations are uncovered and proven, one should consistently exclude those who have admitted, supported and made it," demanded Horst Seehofer (CSU).

If the Executive Committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) confirms the sanctions recommended by the CRC Review Commission on Monday in Lausanne, Russia will be offside in world sports for the next four years.

"The way is prepared and good. The residual skepticism remains, "said Lars Mortsiefer, board member of the National Anti-Doping Agency. The CRC had thought a lot and recommended sanctions, which the rules set forth: "This is tough and fit in many ways, but the horse's foot is: If it is then so implemented."

145 Doping cases covered up?

According to the CRC proposal Russia's anti-doping agency Rusada for the perfidious falsification of laboratory data from Moscow – also allegedly to cover up 145 cases of doping – to be blocked for four years. During this time, only selected athletes of Russia without a national flag will play at the Olympic Games 2020 and 2022 as well as in international title fights.

In addition, the country should not host any major sporting events during this time and can not apply for one. Government officials are forbidden to attend and participate in Olympic Games and to hold offices in world sports. "It would be sanctions that we all expected earlier in response to the misconduct," Mortsiefer said.

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Russia has been trying to prevent the clarification since the revelation of state doping in December 2014. Therefore, it is expected that the country will challenge the Wada decision at the International Court of Justice and the cause overshadows the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, like Rio 2016 and Pyeonchang 2018.

"My fear is that it will come in the wake of legal ways to unsightly developments to the Tokyo Games," said Alfons Hörmann, President of the German Olympic Sports Confederation. However, he said: "Now is the time when Wada should clearly and clearly use her freedom of design."

At the Olympic summit on Saturday in Lausanne, participants demanded "the toughest sanctions" for Russia and the release of unadulterated data to protect "the innocent new generation of clean Russian athletes from any suspicion".

"An absolute no-go"

The fact that Russia will show insight and finally willingness to cooperate is, according to the statements of the President of the National Olympic Committee, not to be expected on the margins of the summit. The required punishments are "exaggerated, illogical and inappropriate", proclaimed Stanislav Posdnyakov. "If everything is implemented after the Wada decision, that would be an important signal for the anti-doping work," said Mortsiefer.

"Illogical and inappropriate," finds official Stanislaw Posdnjakow the possible sanctions against his country

"Illogical and inappropriate," finds official Stanislaw Posdnjakow the possible sanctions against his country

Source: AP

"What we experienced with Russia at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi with the manipulation of the samples, was already bad – and now the data," said Karl Quade, Vice President of the German Disabled Sports Association. "This is an absolute no-go."

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