Russia was banned Thursday from utilizing its identify, flag and anthem on the subsequent two Olympics or at any world championships for the following two years.

The Court docket of Arbitration for Sport’s ruling additionally blocked Russia from bidding to host main sporting occasions for 2 years.

Russian athletes and groups will nonetheless be allowed to compete at subsequent yr’s Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 Winter Video games in Beijing, in addition to world championships together with the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, if they aren’t implicated in doping or protecting up constructive assessments.

The punishments are lower than the four-year ban the World Anti-Doping Company had proposed.

The case centred on accusations that Russian state authorities tampered with a database from the Moscow testing laboratory earlier than handing it over to WADA investigators final yr.

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