World Anti-Doping Agency Imposes 4-Year Ban on Russia

The Russian flag and national anthem were banned from next year's Tokyo Olympics and other major sports events for four years.

  • Published 9 December 2019

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Russian flag and national anthem were banned from next year's Tokyo Olympics and other major sports events for four years. Russia's hosting of world championships in Olympic sports also face being stripped after the World Anti-Doping Agency executive committee approved a full slate of recommended sanctions as punishment for state authorities tampering with a Moscow laboratory database. Russian athletes will be allowed to compete in major events only if they… Read at AP News