Putin orders to draft over 140,000 men into army this springMilitary & Defense March 30, 10:51
Russia cuts oil output by 200,000 barrels a dayBusiness & Economy March 30, 8:09
Russian historical epic Viking to be released in Italy, UKSociety & Culture March 30, 2:11
Putin visits ice cave during Arctic tourSociety & Culture March 30, 0:02
Moscow slams West’s reaction to Russian protests as part of long-planned campaignRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 29, 23:56
Putin orders Defense Ministry and FSB to ensure protection of Russia’s interests in ArcticMilitary & Defense March 29, 21:46
Kiev aware of few chances to win in debt lawsuit case — envoyBusiness & Economy March 29, 20:52
Russian top diplomat dismisses claims about human rights violations in Crimea as liesRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 29, 20:23
Moscow suspects Jabhat al-Nusra could be used to topple AssadRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 29, 19:58
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.