As part of the process, sending a document to WADA challenged the ban: Russia's anti-doping agency
WADA imposed a 4-year ban on Russia on 9 December for sending wrong samples of athletes
Because of this, he will not be able to participate in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 Football World Cup.
Dainik BhaskarDec 28, 2019, 10:27 AM IST Sports Desk. The World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) chief Craig Reidy said on Friday that a 4-year ban imposed on Russia is absolutely correct. However, Russia has challenged it. Cragg said – in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will defend Wada's decision. On December 9, Wada imposed a 4-year ban on Russia for sending wrong samples of athletes. Because of this, he will not be able to participate in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 Football World Cup. Also, he will not be able to participate in Winter Olympics and Paralympics.
Yuri Gannas, the head of Russia's anti-doping agency, said on Friday – We have sent documents to WADA as part of the due process. It also has a notice disagreeing with the ban. He said, "It is practically impossible to fight against the Wada ban. They say that Russia should accept this ban and make a change in the system by correcting its mistake. "
The Russian President termed the action as politically motivated, and the President of Belarus, Vladimir Putin, also expressed his displeasure over the action of Wada and said it was politically motivated. He had said that Russia would fight a legal battle against this ban. Putin insisted, most athletes are not involved. In such a situation, due to the mistake of some players, the rest should not be prevented from participating in the Olympic or other big sporting events under the Russian flag.
The data handed over by Russia to Wada is not reliable. In January 2019, Belarus handed over the data of its government doping lab to Russia. It is in Moscow. Russia had said that after handing over this integrated data, it should be excluded from WADA's restricted lab list. However, Wada later made it clear that the data it had received was not reliable. Wada had said that Russia did not follow the institution's standards. Yuri Gannus, the head of Russia's anti-doping agency, also believed that the data sent to Wada may have been tampered with.