In early November, the international sports tribunal CAS examines the appeal that Russia has lodged against the long-term doping suspension. In late 2019, the global anti-doping agency WADA decided to ban Russian athletes from global sports competitions for four years.

The CAS writes on the website Tuesday that the appeal of the Russian anti-doping agency RUSADA will be held from 2 to 5 November. The case is being handled behind closed doors in Lausanne, Switzerland, even though WADA filed for public proceedings early this year.

WADA is convinced that the Russians tampered with doping data that was supplied in early 2019 and came from the former Moscow laboratory. After an extensive investigation, the organization decided to ban Russian athletes from major sporting events for the time being.

If the CAS maintains the suspension, Russian athletes will therefore not be allowed to participate in tournaments such as the Olympic Games and the World Cup in 2022 for the next four years. In addition, the country will not be allowed to organize global sports events or run for host during that period. .

Athletes from Russia who have an impeccable reputation and can demonstrate that are allowed to participate in the respective tournaments under neutral flag. This was also the case at the 2018 Winter Games, when Russia was already in suspension for a state-controlled doping system.