Putin: Wadas exclusion of Russia is politically motivated

Russia is considering to appeal the Wadas decision to exclude the Russian athletes from events in four years. Russia's president Vladimir Putin, calling a de

Putin: Wadas exclusion of Russia is politically motivated

Russia is considering to appeal the Wadas decision to exclude the Russian athletes from events in four years.

Russia's president Vladimir Putin, calling a decision to exclude Russia from international sporting events in four years for the "politically motivated" and "in violation of" the olympic rules.

said Putin at a press conference in Paris late Monday night local time, writes the news agency AFP.

Russia has thus to appeal the decision, which was taken by The world anti-doping agency (Wada) on Monday the 9. december, says Putin, according to news agency Reuters.

Russia will now consider the options, to emphasize the Russian president.

the Exclusion means that Russia as a nation miss out on among other things, the summer OLYMPICS in 2020 and the winter OLYMPICS in 2022.

Russia can appeal the case to The International court of arbitration for sport (CAS). It must be done within 21 days.

Exclusion due to Russia from a laboratory in Moscow has tampered with dopingdata, which was sent to the Wada.

- There is nothing to blame Russia's Olympic Committee, and if not so, should the country be able to participate in sporting events under its own flag, says Putin at the press conference, according to Reuters.

the President of The Russian anti-doping agency (Rusada), Yuri Ganus, called earlier on Monday the decision "a tragedy".

He said, however, that it would be pointless for Russia to appeal the verdict.

- There is no chance of winning this case in court, he said.

Wadas decision opens the dog up for the Russian participants at the OLYMPICS if they meet a number of criteria.

Russian athletes, who can prove their innocence - among other things, by not to have been a part of dopingprogrammet - must participate in large-scale sports events as the OLYMPICS. But they must compete under the neutral flag.

the Exclusion isn't going to have an influence on the Russia's participation and hosting of the european football championship next summer. It was already signed out from the Wadas part in Monday's decision.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 10 December 2019, 11:00

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