Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) President Stanislav Pozdnyakov says the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF) is "working hard" to meet reinstatement criteria set out by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) after the world governing body said on Friday (July 27) that they would remain banned for now.
Two Russian athletes who refused to undergo drug tests earlier this year are among four more competitors from the country to have been sanctioned for doping.
Exclusive: IAAF Taskforce recommend extending opportunity for Russian athletes to be allowed to compete individually
Russia’s suspended track and field athletes look increasingly likely to remain out in the cold during next summer’s International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in London, according to new details from the world governing body's Taskforce’s latest report.
Rune Andersen, head of the Taskforce dealing with Russia’s suspension from track and field competition, will deliver his latest report to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on Thursday (December 1) during the second day of the Council meeting here.
Putin link casts doubt over credibility of WADA Independent Commission, claims Russian Olympic Committee President
Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) President Alexander Zhukov has claimed the report published here yesterday by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Independent Commission lacks credibility after it linked Vladimir Putin to the the country's doping scandal.
Russia is serious about reforming after the doping scandal which led to its suspension from international athletics and put in jeopardy its participation at this year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, it was claimed today.
Russia has been given an indication of what it must achieve in order to see its suspension by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) overturned - with the body's President Sebastian Coe calling for a "robust" inspection of the scandal-hit country.
This week, in the wake of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Independent Commission report which confirmed and amplified the worst fears about systematic doping and corruption within Russian athletics- and by extension called into question the legitimacy of the overall system in which these abuses were allowed – the voices have been heard of those directly harmed within the field of competition.
Exclusive: Coe gets backing from athletics community as he pledges to restore "trust and credibility"
International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe has vowed he will not be swayed by outside pressure when making a decision about whether or not to ban Russia following allegations of "state-sponsored" doping.
Russia's Liliya Shobukhova, officially stripped of her three Chicago and two London Marathon titles earlier this month, is free to compete again after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) agreed to support a seven-month reduction in the length of her suspension.