Russia Olympic boss says athletes will not compete under neutral flag in Tokyo
The head of Russia’s Olympic committee also has stated it’s”completely out of the question” for Russian athletes to compete in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics under a neutral flag.
A WADA specialist panel recommended on Monday Russian athletes have to compete because’neutrals’ another year’s Olympics and other important international events like the FIFA World Cup for the next four decades, with WADA’s executive committee due to rule over the recommendation on December 9.
The decision came after a database from the Moscow lab that Russian officials were needed to deliver in January was tainted with fake signs, together with outcomes of positive doping tests eliminated.
Presently, just Russian course and field athletes who comply with a rigorous anti-doping programme have been cleared to compete internationally as’athletes’.
That is a procedure undertaken exclusively by athletics’ governing body, World Athletics (previously IAAF) because 2015.
But, Russia’s Olympic chief Stanislav Pozdnyakov’s remarks underscore the wider stance on the accusations against them of Russia as he refused to produce any formal statement until WADA rule in their fate following month.