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PARIS, November 26. /TASS/. The All-Russia Athletics Federation (ARAF) have decided not to contest its suspension by the International Association of Athletics Federations, IAAF said in a statement on Thursday.
"IAAF council were today informed that written confirmation was received yesterday from ARAF accepting their full suspension without requesting a hearing," the statement says.
"ARAF confirmed they understood that council would only accept their reinstatement as an IAAF member following the recommendation of the IAAF inspection team, who will decide if the verification criteria have been fulfilled," IAAF said. "ARAF confirmed they will cooperate fully and actively with the team."
An independent commission of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) delivered on November 9 a report on its investigation into doping abuse allegations involving Russian athletes. This recommended that the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) suspends all athletes of the All-Russia Athletics Federation from international competitions.
On November 13, the IAAF council voted 22-1 to suspend the Russian federation, which could prevent Russian track and field athletes taking part in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics next year.