Russia to appeal against four-year doping ban

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Russia has appealed against the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (Wada) decision to ban it from all major sporting events for four years.

The ban means Russia’s flag and anthem will not be allowed at events such as the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics and football’s 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (Rusada) has sent a letter to Wada stating that it “disputes the ban in its entirety”.

The case will now be heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.