The IAAF said on Monday (Mar 11) that it will maintain its ban on Russian athletes over doping that it imposed in 2015, following a council meeting of top officials in Qatar.
Rune Andersen, head of the doping task force for the International Association of Athletics Federations, said two issues remained unresolved – the examination of data received from the Moscow anti-doping laboratory and the issue of outstanding costs being sought from Russia because of the scandal.
“Two key issues remain outstanding,” said Andersen at a press conference in Doha. “These need to be resolved.”
He also said his task force was looking into claims that coaches from the discredited Russian athletics regime were still involved in the sport which, Andersen said, “run counter to assurances” received from Moscow. Read more