Wada: Sanctions against Russia does not affect the EM-hosting

Russia will not lose next year's EM-the hosting, if the Wadas proposed sanctions will be implemented. the game is played the european championship football i

Wada: Sanctions against Russia does not affect the EM-hosting

Russia will not lose next year's EM-the hosting, if the Wadas proposed sanctions will be implemented.

the game is played the european championship football in Russia next summer.

Wednesday confirms The International anti-doping agency (Wada) against the news agency AP that the sanctions against Russia, a committee under the Wada has recommended, will not result in Russia losing its medværtskab for euro 2020.

It writes the Norwegian NTB.

on Monday recommended the Wada committee a number of tough sanctions against Russia, because the country for many years have seen great on the anti-doping rules and continues to do so.

Among other things, that Russia should be deprived of the host for all the events, the land should wind up in the course of the next four years unless it is for practical or legal reasons is impossible to move the hosting to another country.

But EM is not considered to be a big enough event to be subject to the potential sanctions. Among other things, because it only deals with a single sport, and because it is not an international event.

Saint Petersburg is one of 12 host cities for next year's european championship. There must also be played the matches in Copenhagen.

the Champions League final in 2021, which should also be played in St. Petersburg, will also not be moved.

Wada will be in a meeting 9. december to make a decision on whether and to what extent Russia should be sanctioned.

in addition to a recommendation about the withdrawal of the major think Wada-the committee also, that Russia as a nation is excluded from all of the major sporting events in four years. Including among other things, the OLYMPICS in 2020 and the winter OLYMPICS in 2022.

Wednesday said the Russian government for the first time on the recommended sanctions from Wada.

- We are bored of this. The Russian sports authorities have been, are, and will continue to be willing to cooperate with the international sportssamfund and Wada, says Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for president Vladimir Putin, according to AFP.

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Updated Date: 27 November 2019, 12:00

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