IAAF upholds Russia’s ban from athletics into 2019

December 4, 2018

Russian athletes will remain banned from international competitions after the IAAF upheld the country’s suspension into 2019.

Athletics’ governing body banned Russia in November 2015 because of evidence of state-sponsored doping.

The ban will remain in place until samples and data from Moscow’s former anti-doping laboratory are made available.

Russia must also pay all costs incurred by the work of the IAAF’s task force.

Head of IAAF’s task force said “I hope they’ll deliver the data by the end of this year. But I cannot go any further than that. We’ve received no assurances it will be delivered to us directly.”