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Monday Lunch Sport: Russia Banned from Olympics & World Cup: Weekend Double Defeat for Kildare

: 12/09/2019 - 12:49

Russia has been banned from competing at the next Olympic Games and FIFA World Cup.

The World Anti Doping Agency has imposed a four year suspension on the country's participation at major wordwide sporting events.

The country has been punished for tampering with data linked to positive doping tests.

The Russian Athletics Federation had previously been banned from the 2016 Rio Olympics, but WADA had recently re-instated their Anti Doping body before the latest tampering revelations.

Despite the ban, the Russian soccer team will be allowed compete at Euro 2020, for which they are one of the host nations.

They have 21 days to appeal the ban to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

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Arsenal have gone nine games without a victory, their worst run since 1977.

They can climb back into the top half of the table this evening, if they beat West Ham.

The Hammers have just one win from their last nine top flight games, and are a point above the relegation zone.

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Johnny Sexton has been ruled out of Leinster's upcoming game this weekend against Northampton.

The province gave a full injury update today and said that he'll need further assessment and to see a specialist for a further scan on the knee injury he picked up in their victory this weekend.

Joe Tomane has re-aggravated a hamsting injury and will be out for six to eight weeks.

James Ryan was taken off in the second half against Northampton with a head injury. He will follow the graduated Return to Play Protocols.

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Defeat for the Kildare footballers and hurlers at the weekend.

The hurlers were eliminated from the Kehoe Cup yesterday after a 0-22 to 0-12 defeat against Down.

Kildare manager David Herity was critical of his team's performance

david_herity-reaction_clip-.mp3, by Thomas Maher

The footballers lost to Longford in the O’Byrne Cup on Saturday 2-14 to 0-14.

Here’s manager Jack O’Connor

jack_oconnor_monday_clip.mp3, by Thomas Maher

Ballyboden St Enda’sLeinster Senior Club champions after beating Eire Og Carlow 0-8 to 0-6.

Their manager is former Kildare star, Suncroft’s Anthony Rainbow

rainbow_clip.mp3, by Thomas Maher

***This evening’s Kildare Scoreboard, with Eoin Beatty, from 6.25 will review all the weekend games, including interviews with the 3 managers.

 

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