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The World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday unanimously decided to ban Russia from global sporting competitions for four years for manipulating laboratory data earlier in the year, meaning the country will miss both the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Russian athletes who are proven to be clean will be able to compete under a neutral flag, according to a WADA statement issued after an executive committee meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland.