Russian Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin stated on Friday officials shouldn’t rule against the nation in its appeal to create a doping ban as it would endanger the Olympic movement since the world struggles to include the coronavirus.
Russia has now appealed a pupil ban from competing under its own flag in important international sporting events, such as the Olympics. The ban had been imposed after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) discovered that Moscow had supplied it using doctored laboratory information.
Hearings from the case in the Lausanne-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) are postponed Due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“The catastrophe that’s been produced, for example, the crisis in reciprocal relationships, if likely conclude, start page afresh and understand the most important thing today is to be together.”
Russia’s doping concerns have snowballed because of a 2015 WADA-commissioned report in-depth doping in Russian sports. Russian anti-doping bureau RUSADA along with the nation’s sports federation, was suspended after the scandal.
The IOC, however, decided not to prohibit all Russian athletes in the 2016 Olympics at Rio de Janeiro following yet another WADA-commissioned report demonstrated that a state-backed doping program over several sports.
Russia has denied the occurrence of state-sponsored doping from the nation but has confessed flaws in its authorities of anti-doping regulations.