Coalition wants Raqqa to be a Syrian center beyond Assad’s control - Russian senatorRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 22, 14:22
Putin notes dynamic development of political dialogue between Russia, KazakhstanRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 22, 12:09
US and coalition bomb Syrian Raqqa, like Dresden was bombed in 1945 - Defense MinistryMilitary & Defense October 22, 9:56
NATO rejects media claims alliance unable of quick deploymentWorld October 21, 13:01
Russian senior diplomat: Moscow has 'no doubts' that Iran fulfilling JCPOA dealRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 21, 11:04
Monuments to Soviet troops in PolandWorld October 21, 10:57
Putin and Erdogan give positive assessment to joint efforts in Astana processWorld October 21, 3:03
Privileges to certain languages in Ukraine’s education law to worsen situation — diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 20, 21:46
International balance of forces in Syria after Raqqa’s liberation unclear yet — expertMilitary & Defense October 20, 21:05
MOSCOW, June 29. /TASS/. Russian field and track athletes, who filed individual applications with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), theoretically have chances of being allowed to enter the competitions of the European Championships, which begins in Amsterdam on July 6, IAAF said in its statement addressed to TASS on Wednesday.
Following its session in Vienna on June 17, the IAAF decided to keep in force the suspension of the All-Russia Athletics Federation’s (ARAF) membership in the global athletics body. The suspension implied that Russian field and track athletes were ineligible to take part in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil except those, who proved to be doping-clean.
The IAAF announced last week that it amended the organization’s regulations in order to allow field and track athletes from Russia to submit individual applications for international tournaments. July 4 was set as the deadline for the submission of individual applications, while the 2016 Summer Olympics, scheduled to be held in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro between August 5 and 21.
Although the date of July 4 was set as the deadline for the submission of individual applications from Russian athletes, the IAAF Doping Review Board will hold a teleconference meeting in the end of the week to discuss the eligibility of applied field and trackers.
"It’s a meeting via teleconference," the statement from the IAAF said. "They [board members] don’t want to have delays because the European Championships is next week. Of course if needed they will have another meeting via teleconference next week just after the deadline and before the European Championships."
The 2016 European Athletics Championships will be held in the Dutch capital of Amsterdam between July 6 and 10.
ARAF Secretary General Mikhail Butov also said that Russian field and track athletes theoretically have chances of going to Amsterdam for the European Championships.
"IAAF will review the possibility of Russian athletes taking part in the European Championships in Amsterdam by the end of the week," Butov said. "Those wishing to go there can file an application with IAAF. In other words, as IAAF explained us, there is a theoretical possibility that Russian athletes may enter competitions in Amsterdam.".