IAAF voting on Russia today
MONACO – Russia’s athletics federation will learn today whether its ban for widespread doping, in place for the last three years, will be lifted by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
The IAAF’S Council will vote on Russia’s status after hearing a report and recommendation by its task force on the sporting power’s progress in meeting conditions laid down for reinstatement.
A 1300 GMT press conference has been scheduled in Monaco to announce the decision, with the feeling around the principality seeming to be that the suspension may remain in place.
The Russian federation (RUSAF) was banned by the IAAF in November 2015 after a World Anti-doping Agency-commissioned report revealed widespread doping in the country.