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Russia: Preparations for Tokyo 2020 continue despite doping ban – ROC chief Pozdnyakov02:23

Russia: Preparations for Tokyo 2020 continue despite doping ban – ROC chief Pozdnyakov

Russian Federation, Moscow
February 13, 2020 at 11:26 GMT -00:00 · Published

Russia's Olympic Committee (ROC) chief Stanislav Pozdnyakov said that preparations for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics continue despite the four-year ban handed to Russia by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), speaking in Moscow on Thursday.

Discussing the appeal process against ban at the Court of Arbitration of Sport, Pozdnyakov said that “Russia forms its position based on the proposals of our lawyers.”

The committee chief slammed the previous leadership of the All-Russian Athletics Federation after World Athletics halted the federation's reinstatement after further anti-doping rule breaches by senior officials.

Russia was banned for four years from participating in major international competitions as well as lost an opportunity to host them in December after WADA found inconsistencies in data obtained from Russian Anti-Doping Agency’s (RUSADA) Moscow laboratory.

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Russia's Olympic Committee (ROC) chief Stanislav Pozdnyakov said that preparations for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics continue despite the four-year ban handed to Russia by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), speaking in Moscow on Thursday.

Discussing the appeal process against ban at the Court of Arbitration of Sport, Pozdnyakov said that “Russia forms its position based on the proposals of our lawyers.”

The committee chief slammed the previous leadership of the All-Russian Athletics Federation after World Athletics halted the federation's reinstatement after further anti-doping rule breaches by senior officials.

Russia was banned for four years from participating in major international competitions as well as lost an opportunity to host them in December after WADA found inconsistencies in data obtained from Russian Anti-Doping Agency’s (RUSADA) Moscow laboratory.

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