IAAF to inspect Russia

Published December 25, 2015
WADA founding president and former IOC vice-president Richard W. Pound (C) speaks next to legal counsel and member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport Richard H. McLaren (L) and head of Department Cybercrime with Bavarian Landeskriminalamt Guenter Younger during a news conference. — Reuters/File
WADA founding president and former IOC vice-president Richard W. Pound (C) speaks next to legal counsel and member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport Richard H. McLaren (L) and head of Department Cybercrime with Bavarian Landeskriminalamt Guenter Younger during a news conference. — Reuters/File

MONACO: A taskforce from the governing body of world athletics will make a first visit to Russia on Jan. 10-11 to check on progress towards cleaning up the doping scandal that led to Russia’s suspension from the sport last month.

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has set out a series of steps that Russia must take to be reinstated before the Rio Olympics in August.

“We have established a good working relationship as the basis of our future discussions and meetings together. I look forward with my fellow members of the IAAF taskforce to visiting Moscow in three weeks’ time,” Rune Andersen, independent chairperson of the taskforce, said in a statement.

Published in Dawn, December 25th, 2015

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