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Russia banned for four years to include 2020 Olympics and 2022 World Cup

Russia has been handed a four-year ban from all major sporting events by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada).

It means the Russia 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.

But athletes who can prove they are untainted by the doping scandal will be able to compete under a neutral flag.

Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev said the ban was part of "chronic anti-Russian hysteria".

Efrem Gidey: From Calais refugee camp to European Cross Country medal

Efrem Gidey won a European Cross Country Championship medal for Ireland on Sunday less than three years after living in a refugee camp in Calais.

The 19-year-old's unexpected third place in the opening men's Under-20 race in Lisbon kick-started the most successful ever European Cross Country Championships for his adopted country as they finished the day with two individual bronze medals and two team silvers.

Formula 1 teams unanimously reject Pirelli 2020 tyre design

Formula 1 teams have unanimously rejected the tyres proposed by supplier Pirelli for the 2020 season.

The Italian company had hoped the new design would be a step forward in plans to introduce less sensitive tyres, on which drivers can push and race harder.

But at a test in Abu Dhabi last week, teams preferred the 2019 tyres.

Pirelli said it was convinced of the changes in the 2020 tyres but understood that other factors were involved.