IAAF Maintains Team Ban On Russia Over Doping

IAAF Maintains Team Ban On Russia Over Doping

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RFE/RL via Reuters, AFP:

The governing body of world athletics, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), has maintained Russia’s ban from international athletics over mass doping, although it will allow at least some athletes to compete as “neutrals.”

The decision came just 10 days ahead of the start of the European Championships in Berlin.

Russia has been suspended from international athletics since November 2015 after a report discovered widespread doping.

“The IAAF Council unanimously adopted the resolution that RUSAF (the Russian athletics federation) not be reinstated at this time,” said Rune Andersen, head of the IAAF’s Russian task force team, on July 27.

Andersen, however, said there had been “a lot of meaningful engagement from RUSAF,” which has made “significant improvement” in meeting reinstatement requirements.

https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-doping-ban-continued-by-international-sports-authority/29394710.html


The governing body of world athletics, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), has maintained Russia’s ban from international athletics over mass doping, although it will allow at some athletes to compete as “neutrals.”

IAAF Maintains Team Ban On Russia Over Doping

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