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Doping: Russia hasn’t changed – Rodchenkov

Former doping mastermind-turned-whistleblower, Grigory Rodchenkov has said that no Russian athletes should be allowed to take part in the postponed Tokyo Olympics next year.

Rodchenkov told newmen that Russia had not changed despite being banned from all major sporting events for four years last December for manipulating laboratory data.

The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has ruled that Russian athletes who prove they are clean will be able to compete in Japan under a neutral flag.

Russia has repeatedly denied the allegations, and claimed the unprecedented four-year sanction was unfair and politically motivated.

Meanwhile, the appeal against a punishment that rules it out of both the Tokyo Games and the 2022 football World Cup will be heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in November.

Olaolu Fawole

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