MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s sports ministry on Friday suspended the accreditation of the country’s athletics federation (RUSAF), which oversees the sport domestically, until March 1.
RUSAF has been suspended from international competition since a 2015 report commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) found evidence of widespread doping in the sport.
The Athletics Integrity Unit Board on Wednesday called for the expulsion of RUSAF after what it described as a “total lack of contrition” in its response to a long list of anti-doping violations.
Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; Writing by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Hugh Lawson
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