Doping allegations: IAAF provisionally suspends Russia
November 14 , 2015
The IAAF has provisionally suspended the Russian athletics federation from international competition for its alleged involvement in doping.
The move came after the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) published a damning report alleging widespread “state-sponsored doping”.
The IAAF’s council members voted 22 to 1 in support of Russia being banned. The ban includes the Olympic Games.
Vitaly Mutko, Russia's sports minister, said the suspension was “temporary” and the problem was “solvable".