Russia Hosting Euro 2020 Games Under Threat

Russia Hosting Euro 2020 Games Under Threat

Russia's staging of games at Euro 2020 could be under threat after a World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) committee recommended the country be banned from hosting sports events for four years.

Russia could also be banned from next year's Tokyo Olympics - having also been excluded from the 2018 Winter Games - and other major competitions.

Wada's compliance review committee (CRC) recommended a raft of measures after declaring the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (Rusada) non-compliant over inconsistencies in anti-doping data.

One of the proposals is to withdraw the right to host an event already awarded unless it's "legally and practically impossible".

St Petersburg, Russia's second-largest city, is a venue for Euro 2020 group games and a quarter-final tie - a fixture potentially involving England.

Wada's executive committee will consider the recommendations and make the final decision at a meeting in Paris on 9 December.

The CRC made its recommendations based "in particular" on a forensic review of inconsistencies found in some of the data obtained by the agency from the Moscow Laboratory in January 2019. Follow us on Google newsTwitter and on Facebook

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