Quick definition: ROC = Russian Olympic Committee Let’s start off with some important background Russia was handed a four-year ban from a wide range of international competitions including the FIFA World Cup and the Olympic Games after an investigation into a state-sponsored doping scheme. The four-year ban was handed down in 2019 by the World Anti-Doping Agency, however, Russia managed to appeal and bring down the ban length to two years. The investigation into the doping scheme revealed that Russia had used false evidence as well as deleted files linked to positive doping tests that could have identified athletes using prohibited drugs. Russia has strongly denied any involvement in a state-sponsored doping scheme.
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