Question: Why is Russia not allowed to compete in the Olympics?

Why are Russia banned from the Olympics?

Due to widespread violations of anti-doping regulations, including an attempt to sabotage ongoing investigations by the manipulation of computer data, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in 2019 banned the Russian Federation from all major sporting events – including the Olympic Games – for four years.

Is Russia still allowed at the Olympics?

Russia was banned from the Tokyo Olympics in December 2019 after the notorious doping scandal, which rocked the sporting world. The initial ban of four years was reduced to two years in 2020, it still ensured no official Russian team present at the Olympic Games in Japan or the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

How many Russian athletes were stripped of their medals?

A total of 133 Olympic medals (42 gold, 43 silver and 48 bronze) have been retroactively stripped from athletes for a variety of offences at the Summer Games.

Number of stripped medals at the Summer Olympics by country and color from 1968 to 2020.

Characteristic Russia*
Gold 7
Silver 15
Bronze 11
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