IAAF may allow some Russian athletes to compete in Rio

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) announced that it amended the organization’s regulations in order to allow field and track athletes from Russia to submit individual applications for international tournaments.

The statement from the IAAF said that the decision was made following the global organization’s Council meeting a week ago, when it decided that the All-Russia Athletics Federation had not "met the verification criteria to be reinstated as an IAAF Member Federation."


"A rule amendment was also passed which means that if there are any individual athletes who can clearly and convincingly show that they are not tainted by the Russian system because they have been outside the country and subject to other effective anti-doping systems, then they should be able to apply for permission to compete in international competitions, not for Russia but as a neutral athlete," TASS cited the IAAF as saying.

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