All of the last grace period: Russia threatens athletes exclusion

The world track and field Federation wants to exclude the Russian Federation RusAF if the country is not up to the 15. August has paid the imposed fine of 6,31

All of the last grace period: Russia threatens athletes exclusion

The world track and field Federation wants to exclude the Russian Federation RusAF if the country is not up to the 15. August has paid the imposed fine of 6,31 million dollars. This World Athletics (WA), announced this Thursday after a video conference of the Councils. Russia had a deadline to pay the high fine of up to 1. July pass.

not transferred the money in time, it is considered extremely unlikely that Russian can easily participate athletes in the next year at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The process that Russian athletes can apply for the Status of a neutral athlete, it remains up to the payment is also suspended.

Rune Andersen, head of an independent Russia Task Force, expressed disappointment that you've seen in the last five years "very little in terms of change of culture of the Russian athletics". The task force had spent "an enormous amount of time and effort to support the Reform of the RusAF self and of the Russian athletics for the Benefit of all clean Russian athletes". But the reaction of the RusAF had been inadequate.

Updated Date: 30 July 2020, 13:20

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