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CHEBOKSARY, June 20. /TASS/. Russia’s pole vault queen Yelena Isinbayeva will be competing at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil under her Russian national flag only, the president of the All-Russia Athletics Federation (ARAF) said on Monday.
"Yelena Isinbayeva will not be taking part in the Olympics under any other flag besides the national flag of Russia," ARAF President Dmitry Shlyakhtin told journalists.
Last Friday at its session in Vienna, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) decided to keep in force the suspension of ARAF’s membership in the global athletics body citing the Russian organization’s failure to implement the previously set requirements of the IAAF.
The suspension means that Russian field and track athletes are currently ineligible to take part in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil. The IAAF’s Council gathered in Austria’s Vienna on Friday to make a decision on the restoration of ARAF’s membership.
The final decision on the participation of the Russian field and track athletes at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro will be made at a meeting of the International Olympic Committee on June 21 in Switzerland’s Lausanne.
Following last Friday’s decision of the IAAF, two-time Olympic Champion Isinbayeva announced she intended to prove in a court of law that the decision by the IAAF to keep in force Russian membership’s suspension violated human rights.