Russia does not expect to lose EM-hosting

Russia is among the hosts for the european championships in 2020 and do not expect to become endangered after the Wada recommendation. Follows The world anti-

Russia does not expect to lose EM-hosting

Russia is among the hosts for the european championships in 2020 and do not expect to become endangered after the Wada recommendation.

Follows The world anti-doping agency (Wada) recommendations from a committee of the Wada, Russia will be excluded from the major sporting events in four years.

at the same time, the nation is stripped of hosting the big events, unless it is for legal or practical reasons is impossible to move the hosting to another country.

Wadas decision may bring the next year's european championship title in danger. Here is the Russian city of Saint Petersburg, just like Copenhagen, among the 12 host cities for the european football championship.

But Russia sees it not as a risk to lose title, says Alexei Sorokin, who is the chair of the local organizing committee in Russia.

- so far I see no factors, which indicates that no decisions can be reconsidered, he says.

At a meeting in Paris 9. december to determine whether, and how hard Russia must be punished for having tampered with the data from the tests.

- It would be strange for us as organizers to see a discussion about any kind of changes, when you think about how well prepared we are. We hope that the Wadas recommendations will be dealt with in the appropriate manner, he says, according to the Russian news agency Tass.

Wada collected in the January data on the tests from Russian athletes, but noted in september that Russia had manipulated these data. Monday wrote to Wada in addition, there was a planted false evidence in the extant material.

At next year's european championship-Russia, both the host and the participant, after the country's national football team qualified through EM-kvalifikationens group I.

Already it is clear now that Russia is in the group with Belgium and Denmark, and the Danish national team at Parken in Copenhagen. Russia has two home games in the group.

- To prepare for us is our only way to respond to the development. We hear from our colleagues in The European Football association, Uefa, ed.), that they are quite satisfied (with the preparations, ed.), says Alexei Sorokin.

Sorokin says in the same interview that the Russian organizers are cooperating with Uefa and not Wada on the finals.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 26 November 2019, 14:00

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