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IAAF maintains ban on Russia over widespread doping

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By ITN News Editor July 28, 2018 15:58

IAAF maintains ban on Russia over widespread doping

Russia’s ban from international athletics over widespread doping has been maintained by the International Association of Athletics Federations . Russia has been suspended from international athletics since November 2015 after the McLaren report discovered widespread doping. The Russians had hoped to be reinstated but IAAF officials meeting in Argentina unanimously upheld the ban and said that although Russia had taken positive steps in the right direction it had not done enough to merit inclusion.

Russia’s political and sporting leaders have repeatedly denied state involvement in doping, a key sticking point in lifting the ban, although Russian athletes cleared by the IAAF were allowed to compete as neutrals at last year’s world championships.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 28, 2018 15:58

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