WADA bans Russia from International Sporting Events

Published on December 10, 2019
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

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