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Doping allegations: IAAF provisionally suspends Russia

  • 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".

     

    Tagged as: IAAF, Russian athletics federation, doping, World Anti-Doping Agency, Wada, Olympic Games, Vitaly Mutko, sports news