- WADA’s executive committee took the decision after it determined that Moscow had altered with sensitive laboratory data by establishing fake evidence and removing files related to positive doping tests that could have helped identify drug cheats.
- The WADA committee took the decision to punish Russia with an undisputed ban, the representative said.
- Russia has been involved in doping scandals from 2015, a report commissioned by WADA and found evidence of mass doping.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) put a four year ban on Russia from all major sporting events for manipulated laboratory data provided to investigators in January 2019. This means due to ban, Russia will not be able to participate in the upcoming Olympics Games in Tokyo-2020 and also Football World Cup in Qatar-2022.
This decision of enforcing a ban on Russia was taken by WADA’s executive committee after concluding that Moscow had tampered with the laboratory data it submitted by establishing fake evidence and deleting files linked to positive doping tests that could have helped to find out drug cheats.
A representative for the WADA committee said the decision to punish Russia with a ban was undisputed.
After a 2015 report commissioned by WADA Russia has been under investigation, this report uncovered the evidence of mass doping among Russian athletes. In September 2018, WADA raised the three-year suspension which followed the state-sponsored doping scandal, over conditions which included Russia providing access to laboratory data and samples.
The country Russia was always trying to show themselves a global sports power, they are being involved in doping scandals since 2015. When whistleblower or referee and former head of Moscow’s anti-doping laboratory Grigory Rodchenkov exposed that Russian intelligence services had helped by planning a way of opening and resealing urine containers previously believed to be tamper-proof.