Euro 2020 excluded from proposed ban on Russia - WADA source

The Russian city of Saint Petersburg is scheduled to host four matches in next year's tournament.

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PARIS - The Euro 2020 football tournament is excluded from the ban on Russia recommended by the World Anti-Doping Agency after it accused Moscow of falsifying laboratory data handed over to investigators, a WADA source said Tuesday.

The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told AFP the European football championships were "not a 'major event and not world championships" so were exempt from the four-year ban from major sporting competitions on Russia proposed by a key WADA committee on Tuesday.

The Russian city of Saint Petersburg is scheduled to host four matches in next year's tournament.