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‘Long time coming’: Why Russia’s been banned from competing at the Olympics and World Cup

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Russia won’t be at next year’s Olympic Games, or the next FIFA World Cup after it was banned for four years by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

WADA says Russia has been manipulating lab data, placing a cloud over whether its athletes are clean.

And it’s no surprise to those in the know.

“This has been a long time coming,” Dr Catherine Ordway, assistant professor in sports and the law at the University of Canberra, told 3AW Breakfast.

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