MOSCOW, November 16. /TASS/. Valentin Balakhnichev, former president of the All-Russia Athletics Federation (ARAF), has been expelled from the presidential council for the development of physical culture and sports, the official legal information portal reported on Monday.
He was replaced by Vasily Titov, the head of the Artistic Gymnastics Federation of Russia and first deputy chairman of the VTB bank board.
Balakhnichev quit ARAF in February following doping scandals.