Valentin Balakhnichev, former President of the All-Russian Athletics Federation (ARAF), has denied involvement in new claims that six athletes from the country were involved in paying top officials from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to avoid having adverse doping results made public.
Runners competing in tomorrow's SPAR European Cross Country Championships in Hyères are being invited by European Athletics to carry an “I Run Clean” message on their bibs, to show their commitment to a doping-free sport.
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).
Russia's two-time Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva has written a heartfelt letter urging the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) not to suspend her country.
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.