Dmitry Shlyakhtin has been elected as the new President of the All-Russia Athletics Federation (ARAF) as the organisation looks to overturn its ban from competition in time for the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Valentine's Day next year has been set as the target for Russia to have its suspension from international athletics lifted, it has been revealed.
Russia's suspension by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) was too harsh a punishment, according to the President of the All-Russia Athletics Federation (ARAF).
The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) has recommended that Valentin Balakhnichev resigns from his position as an Executive Committee member after being named as a key figure in athletics' doping scandal.
All-Russia Athletics Federation President reveals they will admit to some doping allegations and contest others
Russia is set to admit to some of the allegations made in the explosive World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Independent Commission report as they seek to avoid being banned by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
Russian Athletics Federation promise to respond to WADA report but claim they should not be banned from Rio 2016
All-Russia Athletics Federation President Vadim Zelichenok today promised they would send their response to the allegations of corruption and doping cover-ups published in the World Anti-Doping Agency Independent Commission but insisted they were not guilty of "systemic violations" and should not be banned from the sport.
The All Russian Athletics Federation (ARAF) has today banned five athletes for doping offences - while its President Vadim Zelichenok has distanced his organisation from allegations centering around former International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Lamine Diack.
Coe stresses need for athletics "to build trust and defend clean athletes at all times" on first official visit to Russia as IAAF President
Sebastian Coe has stressed the need for athletics "to build trust and defend clean athletes at all times" during his first official visit to Russia as the President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).