Russia’s Tokyo Olympics Ban Upheld, Suspension Shortened

Russian Olympic Committee building is seen in Moscow, Russia after The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) handed a four-year ban to Russia for major sporting events including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and 2022 World Cup on December 09, 2019. (Anadolu Agency/Getty/Kyodo)

GENEVA (Kyodo) — The Court of Arbitration for Sport announced Thursday it upheld Russia’s ban from next year’s postponed Tokyo Olympics, but shortened a four-year suspension to two years.

Russia’s anti-doping agency RUSADA had appealed the sanctions imposed by the World Anti-Doping Agency in December last year that barred Russia’s flag, anthem and country name from competitions, including the Olympics, for four years.

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