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Issue of Klishina’s participation in Olympics to be resolved by Monday — IAAF

August 13, 22:17 UTC+3
The Russian long jumper was banned "on the basis of new information received last week", the IAAF's press service said
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RIO DE JANEIRO, August 13. /TASS/. The issue of Russian long jumper Darya Klishina’s participation in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will be resolved by Monday, August 15, the press service of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said on Saturday.

"She was stripped of the exclusive admission (to the Rio Olympics) on the basis of new information received last week. The athlete appealed this decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport which will satisfy or reject her appeal. The verdict on her case will be reached either on Sunday or on Monday. August 15 is the deadline for making a final decision regarding her participation in the Olympics," the press service said.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne earlier confirmed that it received Klishina’s appeal over her ban from the Rio Olympics. The appeal will be considered in the nearest future.

On June 17, the IAAF Council ruled it was still too early to restore ARAF’s (All-Russia Athletics Federation) membership in the international organization subsequently extending the suspension of Russian athletes from all international tournaments, including the 2016 Olympic Games.

The IAAF announced in late June that it had amended the organization’s regulations in order to allow field and track athletes from Russia to submit individual applications for international tournaments.

The world’s governing body of athletics, however, emphasized that Russians, admitted to competitions on an individual basis, would be unable to perform as part of the national team and would participate only under a neutral flag.

Last month, IAAF’s anti-doping department rejected personal applications from all Russian track and field athletes to participate in international competitions, including the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, except for long jumper, Darya Klishina.

Later in July, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) turned down an appeal from the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) and 68 national athletes filed against IAAF, thus closing the doors on Russian field and track athletes to the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil.

IOC President Thomas Bach announced in late July that Russian athletes, with the exception of track and field competitors, were allowed to participate in the 2016 Summer Olympics based on individual approval of each respective international sports federation or association.

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