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Governing Body Maintains Ban On Russian Athletics Team At World Events - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

The governing body of world athletics said on July 31 that Russia has not made sufficient progress changing its culture of sports doping and will continue to be suspended from international competitions. "Material progress has been made, but there are ...and more »

'Neutral' Russians ready for World Championships - RTE.ie

If Russian hurdler Sergey Shubenkov retains his world title in London next week he will not be serenaded by his national anthem when he stands on the podium. Shubenkov and 18 compatriots - the Irish team is just 12 - will compete as neutral athletes at ...and more »

Long road back for Russia after Task Force voices concerns - Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Russia's athletics federation still has a long road to navigate if it is to overturn its ban after the head of the IAAF's Task Force reported on Monday that several criteria for reinstatement remained unmet. Rune Andersen, head of ...and more »

IAAF Taskforce Recommends Extending Suspension of Russian Athletics Federation - Sputnik International

Taskforce of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) recommended on Monday to the federation's Congress to extend suspension of the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) until all requirements for resumption are met. Journalists ...and more »

IAAF to recommend maintaining ban on Russian athletes - CBC.ca

The IAAF is not ready to lift Russia's suspension from track and field competitions as the country fails to fully accept the findings of an investigation into its state-sponsored doping scheme. Anti-doping task force not satisfied that there won't be a ...and more »

Russia's suspension from athletics extended to November after failing to meet reinstatement criteria - Daily Mail

World athletics bosses have unanimously approved a recommendation to continue Russia's suspension from the sport for its state-sponsored doping. The International Association of Athletics Federations' (IAAF) council met in London on Monday and was told ...and more »