IAAF to decide on Russian athletes' Rio fate on Friday

Jun 16, 2016, 08:23 IST | AFP

Scandal-hit Russia will discover on Friday if it has done enough to get back into world track and field's governing body, the IAAF, in time for its athletes to compete at the Rio Olympics

Moscow: Scandal-hit Russia will discover on Friday if it has done enough to get back into world track and field's governing body, the IAAF, in time for its athletes to compete at the Rio Olympics.

The 27-member IAAF Council, headed by president Sebastian Coe, meets in Vienna to decide whether to readmit Russia.

The IAAF provisionally suspended the All-Russian Athletic Federation (ARAF) in November over a report by a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) independent commission that said there was state-sponsored doping and mass corruption in Russia.

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