The sanctions include a four-year ban on Russia
hosting major sporting events.
Formula One's governing body, the International Automobile
Federation (FIA) is International Olympic Committee-recognised
and classified by WADA as a code signatory.
"The contract for holding the Russian round of the Formula One
World Championship was signed in 2010, long before the events
investigated by WADA, and runs until 2025," promoters ROSGONKI
said in a statement.
They pointed out that the race was entered on next year's
calendar and said it would be "legally and technically
impossible" to re-assign it elsewhere.
"We are confident that the Formula One Russian Grand Prix will
be held in 2020 and in the following years and invite everyone
to Sochi -- the ticket sales are in full swing," the statement
The race has been held since 2014 against a backdrop of Sochi's
Winter Olympic facilities -- Games now notorious for
state-sponsored doping cover-ups.
Russia has been embroiled in doping scandals since a 2015 report
commissioned by WADA found evidence of mass doping in Russian
The WADA executive committee acted on Monday after concluding
that Moscow had planted fake evidence and deleted files linked
to positive doping tests in laboratory data that could have
helped identify drug cheats.
(Reporting by Alan Baldwin in London, editing by Ken Ferris)
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