WADA = World Anti-Doping Agency's arbitration over the legitimacy of the disposition of the Russian team, which banned the Russian team from participating in major international competitions over the next four years, including the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, due to systematic doping. On the 17th, the court ruled that the disposition period should be two years.

Although the period of disposition was shortened, the Russian side's allegations that the disposition was unjustified were rejected, and the Russian team will not be able to participate in major international competitions such as the Olympic Games and World Championships until December 16, 2022. ..

The Russian side can file an objection with the Swiss Federal Supreme Court, but if the ruling is finalized, it will be excluded from next year's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics and the 2022 Beijing Games.

On the other hand, there is still room for athletes who meet strict conditions to participate in the tournament as "neutral athletes" with individual qualifications.

Russia's systematic doping problem

The problem began in 2014 when Russian track and field athletes and others testified to systematic doping allegations on German public broadcasters.

While the International Athletics Federation at that time, the current World Athletics Federation, WADA, and the World Anti-Doping Agency are conducting investigations, in August 2015, the blood data of track and field athletes independently obtained by German public broadcasters was analyzed in 2001. More than 80% of the athletics medals won by Russia between 2012 and 2012 came from athletes suspected of doping, and the unprecedented massive drug allegations drew worldwide attention.

In November 2015, WADA recognized Russia's systematic doping, including the fact that the director of the Moscow laboratory led the doping and intentionally discarded the sample in a survey by a third-party committee. RUSADA = Russian Anti-Doping Agency The doping mechanism has been ineligible.

Furthermore, in July 2016, he pointed out that at the Sochi Olympics, the Russian Ministry of Sports was involved in doping and concealment led by the state.

As a result, Russia was excluded from the team at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, mainly on land, and was not allowed to participate in all competitions at the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics.

Furthermore, at the Pyeongchang Olympics and Paralympics, the Russian team itself was not allowed to participate, and athletes who met strict conditions only participated under the name of OAR = "Olympic athletes from Russia".

WADA reassessed RUSADA's eligibility and decided to regain qualification in September 2018, providing all data on athletes stored at the Moscow laboratory where the cover-up was carried out. I added conditions such as that.

The Russian side provided the data on request, but a WADA committee scrutinized it and found that the data had at least hundreds of replacements and erasures, and last December, Russia's major international conventions. We have decided to ban participation in the event for four years and to allow only athletes who meet strict conditions to participate in the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics with individual qualifications.