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CHEBOKSARY, June 20. /TASS/. The All-Russian Athletics Federation (ARAF) plans to ask for assistance of foreign lawyers when filing a lawsuit against the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), head of Russia’s athletics body Mikhail Butov told TASS on Monday.
The Council of the IAAF decided at its session in Vienna on Friday to keep in force membership’s suspension of the Russian athletics body. The suspension means that Russian field and track athletes are currently ineligible to take part in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil. Exceptions may be made only for the athletes, who manage to prove they are not involved in the Russian anti-doping system. However, even in that case they would not be able to compete under the national Russian flag.
In its turn, the ARAF said it was ready to file a lawsuit to the CAS headquartered in Lausanne calling the IAAF’s decision unfair.
"As for the date of filing a lawsuit, I don’t think we need to hurry up about this," Butov said. "The lawsuit has a good legal basis," he said, adding that: "On Monday we make a decision on who will be our legal partners."
The final decision on the issue of participation of Russian field and track athletes at the Olympic Games is due to be announced during the summit of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Lausanne, Switzerland, on June 21.