IAAF ex­tends ban against Russia

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - SPORTS -

REUTERS - Global ath­let­ics gov­ern­ing body IAAF yes­ter­day ex­tended a ban against Russia’s ath­let­ics fed­er­a­tion, which has been sus­pended since 2015 over ev­i­dence of mass dop­ing in the sport.

Russia’s ath­let­ics fed­er­a­tion was sus­pended in Novem­ber 2015 af­ter a re­port com­mis­sioned by the World An­ti­dop­ing Agency (WADA) found ev­i­dence of wide­spread dop­ing in the sport.

Rune An­der­sen, Chair­man of the IAAF task force over­see­ing Russia’s re­in­state­ment ef­forts, said the Ath­let­ics In­tegrity Unit, which over­sees in­tegrity is­sues in in­ter­na­tional ath­let­ics, would be look­ing into Reuters’ find­ings that two Rus­sian ath­let­ics coaches and one doc­tor banned for dop­ing re­main in­volved with ath­letes.

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