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IAAF upheld disqualification of Russian athletes
11:08, 7 February 2017
IAAF upheld disqualification of Russian athletes

Russian sportsmen will not be able to return to international stage unless it’s under a neutral flag until at least November 2017

11:08, 7 February 2017

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International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) decided not to reinstate the membership of the All-Russia Athletic Federation (ARAF) for the World Cup that will take place in London in August. This was stated in a report published on IAAF site.

Russian athletes will not be able to return to international stage unless it’s under a neutral flag until at least November 2017 until, according to the road map, the status of Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) is brought in in accordance with World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) code.

Before that, Russian athletes may participate in the international competition only under a neutral flag and only in the case of a special permit from the IAAF.

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Thus, Russian team will not be able to participate neither at the European Championship in Belgrade, nor at the World Championship in London.

At the same time, IAAF council decided to allow Russian athletes under the 15 years old to participate in international competitions.

Earlier it was reported that in Olympics 2012, Ukraine will get a medal because of Russian athletes disqualification. Russia’s doping problems continue.

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