November 6, 2020 1:33:47 am
Russia’s attraction towards a four-year ban on competing at worldwide occasions beneath its personal flag has been heard by sport’s highest tribunal, which expects to decide earlier than the tip of the 12 months, CAS stated on Thursday.
Russia was sanctioned final 12 months after the World Anti-Doping Company (WADA) concluded that Moscow had planted pretend proof and deleted information linked to optimistic doping exams in laboratory information that might have helped establish drug cheats.
Russia has denied the allegations.
Underneath the ban, Russia’s groups and athletes can solely compete at main sporting occasions, together with the Olympics, as neutrals, with out the nation’s flag or nationwide anthem.
The Court docket of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) stated it had concluded a four-day listening to in Lausanne with most members collaborating by way of a video hyperlink on account of COVID-19 restrictions.
“Whereas it’s tough to foretell precisely how lengthy this course of will take, it’s anticipated that the (choice) will likely be notified to the events by the tip of this 12 months,” CAS stated in Thursday’s assertion.
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