How will Russia participate in Tokyo Olympic Games 2020?

Russia will not participate in the Tokyo Olympic Games in an official name, but there will be many Russian citizens participating in the competition. The doping controversy continues. In 2019, Russia was banned from participating in international sporting events for 4 years due to doping incidents. In December last year, Russia was banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for a period of 4 years. It is 2 years, but this still means that Russia cannot participate in the Olympic Games as an official, that is, it will not see the Russian flag or hear the Russian national anthem at the Olympics.

Russia banned for four years to include 2020 Olympics and 2022 World Cup - BBC News

But many athletes will be eligible to participate in the competition as long as they are not suspected of participating in state-funded doping programs. In July, Moscow announced that an Olympic team of 335 athletes will go to Tokyo, including 50 athletes who participated in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

According to the court’s ruling, any Russian athlete who wishes to participate in the Tokyo Olympics should not be subject to “suspension, restrictions, conditions or exclusions imposed by the competent authority in any previous or future litigation”.

Source ; aljazeera.net


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