Russia’s four-year suspension has been reduced to two years, and it still misses the Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics
[Global Times reporter Tang Mumao] The ban is halved!
The International Sports Arbitration Tribunal (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland announced on the 17th that it would reduce the four-year ban on Russia’s participation in major international sports events to two years.
The website "Russia Today" stated on the 17th that because the ban of the Expert Panel of the International Sports Arbitration Tribunal took effect on the 17th and will be valid until December 16, 2022, Russia still cannot participate in the Tokyo Olympics, which are postponed to next year, and Beijing in 2022. The Winter Olympics (February 4 to February 20) and the 2022 Qatar World Cup (November 21 to December 18).
At the same time, Russia cannot use the national anthem, national flag and country name in other major international events, and only a small number of athletes can participate in the competition as a neutral player.
"Despite the halving of the ban, this is still regarded as a major victory for the World Anti-Doping Agency."
It is worth mentioning that the ban does not include the UEFA Champions League which will be held next summer, because some games will be held in St. Petersburg, so the competition is essentially regional rather than global.
The New York Times stated on the 17th that this decision of the International Court of Arbitration for Sports means that Russia’s year-long “battle” with the World Anti-Doping Agency has come to an end. The latter accused the Russian Anti-Doping Center in 2019 of being tampered with. Sent the laboratory data to the World Anti-Doping Agency.