Russia's track and field federation suspended indefinitely amidst doping scandal




Russia’s track and field federation was provisionally suspended Friday by the sport’s governing body, keeping the country out of international competition for an indefinite period — possibly including next year’s Olympics in Brazil.

The suspension was approved by a 22-1 vote during a teleconference of the 27-member council of the International Association of Athletics Federations .

IAAF President Sebastian Coe convened the meeting after Russia was accused of widespread, systematic doping in a report released Monday by a World Anti-Doping Agency commission. Read more…

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