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IAAF to make decision on Russia’s participation at Rio 2016 in June

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The IAAF, Athletics’ world governing body, will hear reports from its taskforce into Russia’s anti-doping progress at the council meeting in Vienna on June 17.

WADA revoked its accreditation of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory on April 15, citing the lab’s alleged non-compliance with the International Standard for Laboratories and related technical documents.

This was what happened with Russia previous year following WADA’s Independent Commission publishing allegations of state-supported doping, with the All-Russia Athletics Federation subsequently suspended by the IAAF.

The ministry says the experts will get “full and free access to all anti-doping operations”.

International Association of Athletics Federations president Lord Coe threatened Kenya with a ban if it did not pass the bill into law.

“We are 100% supportive of Wada’s efforts, alongside the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and IAAF, to stamp out cheating”.

The World Anti-doping Agency had given Kenya deadlines and the rest of the society who value and embrace sports wasn’t sure of the future of the country’s athletics field.

The Olympic and the Brazilian flag fly over the site of ancient Olympia during the Olympic flame lighting ceremony for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Greece, April 21, 2016.

“We have taken a court case against her to recover the money she fraudulently won from other athletes from her performances in London”, Brasher added.

“The law is an important first and necessary step but still not sufficient”.

“We should really make sure we try to create that kind of confidence that our athletes are clean – and we should trust for the benefit of the sport”.

Russia recently announced a series of reforms of its anti-doping body (RUSADA), which it hopes will pave the way for the lifting of the IAAF ban and will allow Russian athletes to compete at the Rio Olympics this summer. We have nothing to hide.

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