Russia was banned for doping for two years, and it will be nameless ath the Olympics and at the World Championships! The Country will not be able to use its name, its flag and its anthem for two years, at the Tokyo 2021 Summer Olympics, the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and the World Championships of all disciplines included.
CAS of Lausanne, called upon to judge the Russian appeal against the four-year disqualification imposed in December 2019 by Wada, the world anti-doping agency, for lack of compliance with its own rules. The athletes from Moscow and the national teams will still be able to participate in all the events but on condition that they demonstrate that they have no involvement in doping events.
And anyway without the national colors. The disqualification will end on 16 December 2022. Russia is also banned from applying to host major international events for the duration of the disqualification. And major events that were to be held in Russia will have to change venue.
The ruling also allows the presence of Vladimir Putin and other members of the Russian government at the major events to which Russia is banned, as long as they are invited by the heads of state and government of the host countries.
The name Russia may still appear on uniforms, as long as it is not larger than Neutral Athletes or Neutral Team.
Christian Coleman appeals to the CAS against doping disqualification
Christian Coleman appeals to the CAS against doping disqualification: the world champion of 100 meters wants to be present in Tokyo 2021.
Coleman would like to fight against a two-year disqualification until 13 May 2022. Coleman disputes the suspension motivating it with reasons of localization by the officials for the non-appointment of the control on which a month ago the Athletics Integrity Unit gave a different ruling.
The American sprinter, who would currently be excluded from the Tokyo 2021 Olympics, is seeking acquittal or alternatively a reduction of the suspension. He had previously avoided a disqualification before the 2019 World Cup in Doha, Qatar, when Naser, who competes for Barhein and missed 3 tests in 12 months, benefited from the same technicality, against which World Athletics opposed a month ago with a 2-year stop request.
World champion Christian Coleman was suspended for two years for violating anti-doping regulations. A disqualification that would make him miss the Tokyo Olympics. The suspension (backdated to May) will expire on 13 May 2022.
The American said after the sentece: "I think the attempt in December was made specifically to make me miss a test." The 24-years-old athlete has 30 days to appeal to the Sports Arbitration Court. Coleman, who also holds the record of 60 m, in the last edition of the Games participated only in the 4x100 relay.
The American, world gold in the 100 last year in Doha, was punished for being unavailable three times. The Athletics Integrity Unit condemned him for failing to test in January, April and December 2019. Coleman himself had already touched upon disqualification for the same reason and had escaped on a technicality.
And not only this for track-and-field athlets this season. Conseslus Kipruto, Olympic champion in the 3000 steeplechase, and two world champion from Kenya, was released on bail after being arrested on suspicion to go to sleep with a 15-year-old girl.
Kipruto had given up on the Munich Diamond League stage after testing positive for the coronavirus. According to the BBC, the hearing for this case was set for May 2021, a couple of months before the Tokyo Olympics where the 25-year-old, who is incidentally a policeman, is expected to defend the Olympic title.
The good news come from Ugandan Joshua Cheptegei shattered the limit set 15 years ago by Kenenisa Bekele on 10,000. But who is the record man? Born on September 12, 1996, Cheptegei was in 2014, gold medal at the Eugene Junior World Championships in the 10,000m flat, while he finished fourth in the 5000m flat. On a continental level, in 2015 he was African junior champion of the 10,000 m flat.