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IOC Supports IAAF Decision to Ban Russian Track and Field Athletes

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) unanimously concluded to entirely honour a International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) preference to anathema Russian lane and margin athletes from a 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro over doping charges.

However, Russian athletes can attend in a Olympics underneath a Russian dwindle if they are both backed by a IAAF and comparison by a Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), according to a stipulation published on a IOC website Tuesday

“With courtesy to appearance in a Olympic Games, it is adult to a general federations usually to confirm on a technical eligibility of athletes, in sold in propinquity to doping issues. Only inhabitant Olympic Committees can enter athletes into a Olympic Games, selecting from a pool of authorised athletes,” a IOC matter said.

During a press discussion on Jun 17, a IAAF legislature announced that particular Russian athletes can request to a IAAF for reinstatement to contest internationally as a neutral athlete.

Athletes will have to denote that they have been theme to a convincing anti-doping complement and that they are not sinister by a Russian system, Rune Andersen, a eccentric chairperson of a IAAF monitoring charge force, pronounced in a press conference.

There is “systematic and systemic doping secure in many tools of [Russian] society,” Andersen said. “Because a complement in Russia has been sinister by doping from a tip turn and down, we can't trust that what we call ‘clean athletes’ unequivocally are clean,” he added.

If backed by a IAAF, Russian lane and margin athletes can be comparison by a ROC to contest in a Rio Olympics underneath a Russian flag. They will also be means to contest internationally as a neutral athlete.

The IAAF imposed a anathema on Russian athletes in Nov 2015 after an eccentric elect by a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). The WADA news endorsed that a ARAF be announced “non-compliant” with a IAAF’s anti-doping formula and be dangling from competition.

Article source: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/573133.html

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