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WADA bans Russia from International Sporting Events

Current context: The World Anti-Doping Agency, WADA, has banned Russia from participation in global sporting events for four years.
WADA bans Russia from International Sporting Events
  • The ban is imposed as Moscow was accused of falsifying data from an anti-doping laboratory.
  • The ban includes the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
  • The ruling means that if Russian athletes can demonstrate that they were not part of state-sponsored system of doping, they can still be allowed to compete at the Tokyo Olympics as neutrals.
  • Russia's anti-doping agency can appeal the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport within 21 days.
  • The independent McLaren report released in 2016 revealed the significant extent of state-sponsored doping in Russia, notably between 2011 and 2015.

Question: 

Q.1 The World Anti-Doping Agency, WADA, has recently banned ______ from participation in global sporting events for four years?
a. China
b. Russia
c. England
d. India
WADA bans Russia from International Sporting Events WADA bans Russia from International Sporting Events Reviewed by Neha Verma on December 10, 2019 Rating: 5

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