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MOSCOW, November 13. /TASS/. The council of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will hold an emergency meeting late on Friday to consider suspending membership of the All-Russia Athletic Federation (ARAF) in the wake of the latest doping scandal.
If the majority of the IAAF council’s members remain dissatisfied by the ARAF’s response to the doping report by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Independent Commission, then the coming Summer Olympic Games could be held without the participation of the Russian athletes.
The WADA Independent Commission delivered on Monday a report on its investigation into doping abuse allegations involving Russian athletes and recommended that the IAAF suspend all athletes of the ARAF from participation in international competitions.
The WADA commission says that Russia's athletics body should carry out its interior investigation and announce the results by May 9, 2016. The ARAF has been told to agree to be temporarily disqualified to restore its status as soon as possible.
The fate of Russia’s athletics will be decided by 26 members of the IAAF council. The emergency meeting of the council will be held in the conference call format. If no decision is backed by the majority of the votes, then IAAF President Sebastian Coe will have the final say.