World Anti-Doping Agency imposes 4-year ban on Russia
Monday, Dec. 9, 2019
(AP) -- The Russian flag and national anthem have been banned from the Olympics and other major sports events for four years by the World Anti-Doping Agency.
Russia's hosting of world championships in Olympic sports also face being stripped after the WADA executive committee approved a full slate of recommended sanctions for tampering with a Moscow laboratory database.
Russian athletes will be allowed to compete in major events only if they are not implicated in positive doping tests or their data was not manipulated.