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The head of ARAF commented on the decision of IAAF on the Russian athletes — Rambler News Service


The decision of the International Athletic Federation (IAAF) not to restore membership of All-Russia Athletic Federation is expected, the president of ARAF Dmitry Shlyakhtin told journalists. "The decision was expected, unresolved are 2 criteria, it is money and tests. There are sketches on these moments. The first meeting was the 28th, but this issue is not resolved" — Shlyakhtin said. "Today more strict requirements, this continuation of the debt obligation before IAAF and monitoring of ARAF after restoration were exposed, these are payments too. To us to resolve an issue for a long time" — he added. Today IAAF made the decision not to restore ARAF. In February, 2015 in connection with the burst doping scandal from a post of the head of ARAF Dmitry Balakhnichev directing the organization since 1990 resigned. In November, 2015 the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) suspended membership of ARAF, having accused her of the systematic use of doping by the Russian athletes. Since then the Russian athletes have the right to participate at competitions under the auspices of IAAF only as athletes under a neutral flag.

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