Russia’s athletics federation has been conditionally suspended from global competition, counting the Olympic Games – for its so-called participation in extensive nobbling. The IAAF took exploit after the newspaper of a self-governing World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) statement that apparent “state-sponsored doping”. Its committee members voted 22-1 in indulgence of Russia being disqualified.

IAAF president Lord Coe said, “This is a wake-up call for all of us,”. He expressed to BBC Sport: “Our sport finds itself in a shameful situation.

“I am wholly focused on the changes that need to be made. I have openly conceded that we need to learn some very tough lessons.” “We need to look at ourselves, within our sport, and we will do that.”

Sports Minister of Russia Vitaly Mutko said the deferment was “temporary” and the “problem is solvable”. The country’s IAAF council member was not allowable to take part in Friday’s vote.


Courtesy: BBC

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