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IAAF upholds suspension of Russian athletics federation over doping
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Wednesday, December 5, 2018 – Page B16

MONACO -- The International Association of Athletics Federations on Tuesday upheld a ban against Russia's athletics federation over doping in the country, pending full access to doping data stored in Moscow and financial compensation.

Russia's athletics federation (RUSAF) has been suspended since 2015 over a report commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) that found evidence of widespread, state-sponsored doping in the sport.

The IAAF said Russia's antidoping agency (RUSADA) still needed to meet two criteria - access to samples of Russian athletes in a Moscow lab and full financial compensation for investigation and legal costs - before the ban is lifted.

Russia's reinstatement has been rejected on numerous occasions by the IAAF and should it again fail to meet conditions in the coming months, it could risk missing out again on sending a team to next September's world athletics championships in Doha, the capital of Qatar.

The European indoor championships are even earlier, in Glasgow in March, and take place before the next IAAF Council meeting has a chance to meet to discuss further developments later that month.

Since 2015, some individual Russian athletes have been allowed to compete internationally as neutrals provided they met certain criteria that showed they had operated in a dope-free environment.

"If the Russians can and will release the [drug] samples is up to them. I hope they will deliver the data by the end of this year," said Rune Andersen, head of the IAAF's task force on Russia, sitting next to IAAF president Sebastian Coe.

"We have received no assurances that it will be delivered to us directly. The assurances have been given to WADA and WADA has set a deadline of Dec. 31. We will have to rely on receiving the data from WADA."

The IAAF said the athletics integrity unit must confirm it has been given the data.

"All of the data and access to the samples that it needs to determine which of the Russian athletes ... have a case to answer for breach of the IAAF anti-doping rules," the IAAF said in a statement.

"The task force hopes that RUSAF and the Russian authorities will now take all steps necessary to meet these conditions as soon as possible.

"The task force stands ready to meet as soon as these conditions have been met in order to make a recommendation to Council for the reinstatement of RUSAF."

But the IAAF said it had eased its demand on Russia accepting the WADA-commissioned report by Richard McLaren.

"It is not an easy one, as we would have wanted Russia to clearly acknowledge the McLaren report," Andersen said.

"But it is difficult not to do that when WADA has done it and we will have to move on and deal with what we think is most important, to get access to the data and the samples. That is what counts when it comes to the athletes."


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