Compliance Review Committee (CRC) now has names of all suspicious athletes in the Moscow Laboratory database, which was said to be manipulated before being handed over to the agency's investigators in January 2019, Jonathan Taylor, the WADA CRC chair, said on Monday.
Under the sanctions, Russian sportsmen and women will still be allowed to compete at the Olympics next year but only if they can demonstrate that they were not part of what WADA believes was a state-sponsored system of doping.
Not only will Russia be ruled out of the next Olympic cycle, but Russian government officials will be barred from attending any major events, while the country will lose the right to host, or even bid, for tournaments.
"If, after an appeal, the WADA wording on the cancellation of a major event, provided that it is legally and practically possible, remains the same and refers to the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix, there is no legal and technical possibility to withdraw and reassign the Russian Formula 1 Grand Prix to another country".
That must be filed by the Russian anti-doping agency, known as RUSADA.More news: United States retail sales post modest rise in November, as expected
Russian Federation was afforded every opportunity to get its house in order and re-join the global anti-doping community for the good of its athletes and of the integrity of sport, but it chose instead to continue in its stance of deception and denial.
Head of the Russian National Olympic Committee Stanislav Pozdnyakov called the WADA's measures against Russia "disproportionate and excessive".
The World Anti-Doping Agency made the decision unanimously on Monday.
"It is impossible to understand the position of the leaders of WADA, voiced at today's press conference, about the inadmissibility of Russian athletes participating in worldwide competitions, whose names could be mentioned in the supposedly missing part of the database of the Moscow Laboratory", he added. The ban also covers the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
"Those who are not guilty of anything, who, for their entire life in sports, were making their way toward the cherished goal of competing in a world championship or the Olympics", Yevgeny Revenko, United Russia's deputy secretary general, wrote on Instagram.More news: Nine-year-old Belgian prodigy drops out of university
Russia's prime minister, Dmitri Medvedev, said the penalties were a "continuation of anti-Russian hysteria".
He vowed to do "everything" to ensure the possibility for the Russian athletes to compete under the national flag at the global championships.
While Russia as a nation will be banned from the coming two Olympics, some individual Russian athletes may be permitted to compete, if they can prove in advance that they are clean - as happened at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics. RUSADA (the Russian Anti-Doping Agency) has 21 days in which to appeal the WADA ruling to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), which has overall jurisdiction for all decisions related to sports and is also located in Lausanne. In a statement, the United Kingdom anti-doping body Ukad called for any appeal to be heard as quickly as possible.
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