UK: IAAF uphold Russian athletics ban for World Championships despite «huge progress»

Rune Anderson, Independent chairman of the Taskforce for Russian Doping, confirmed that the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) recommended to continuation of Russian athletics' current competition ban ahead of the London-hosted World Championships, in the UK capital Monday. The ban came after widespread reports of state-sponsored doping which saw Russia barred from the... Еще Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero last year. Speaking in Canary Wharf, London, Anderson said Russia had improved but was still not 'code compliant.' Anderson said, «It is clear they have shown huge progress since we started this journey in November 2015, but as I said in my introduction there are still remaining issues to be resolved. Whether than can happen tomorrow or later it's too early to say. We just need to worth with Russia, with RusAF, with the authorities to try to remedy and to meet the criteria and that's when the reinstatement can happen.» Sebastian Coe, the President of the IAAF, joined Anderson at the press conference and he responded to questions regarding security saying it was important that London does not go into a state of 'lockdown.' «Every effort, I know, is being made because that's the nature of the way we treat security in a big, global city, but it is really important that we don't ever get into that world where we sort of end up as a lockdown city,» Coe said.
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