Joseph Dunford says Russia most military capable country of those posing threat to USWorld July 23, 4:57
Russia’s US envoy Kislyak steps down, his deputy to act as Charg d'Affaires ad interimRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 23, 1:33
Putin greets KamAZ-Master team - winner of Silk Way RallySport July 22, 15:20
Agreements on East Ghouta zone in Syria signed - Defense MinistryWorld July 22, 14:20
PAK FA offers practically unlimited opportunities to pilot - commanderMilitary & Defense July 22, 11:29
Ukraine's National Broadcasting Board issues fine to Public Radio for 0% Urkainian songsWorld July 22, 5:39
Femen movement activists faces 5 years in jail for trying to frustrate summit meetingWorld July 22, 4:38
Russian Deputy PM dismisses allegations he will arrive in Moldova on warplaneRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 22, 2:46
Russian top diplomat shares his impressions from meeting with US leaderRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 21, 20:31
MOSCOW, November 3. /TASS/. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will hold hearings on November 14-17 into an appeal of Valentin Balakhnichev, the former head of the All-Russia Athletics Federation (ARAF), against the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the court’s press service announced on Thursday.
Balakhnichev submitted his lawsuit with the Swiss-based court in February after IAAF suspended him for life from all sports-related activities.
On January 7, the IAAF Ethics Committee suspended for life from all athletics activities Balakhnichev, Papa Massata Diack (a son of IAAF’s ex-President Lamine Diack) as well as Alexei Melnikov, ARAF’s National Team coach for long distance running and race walkers.
The Ethics Committee found Balakhnichev guilty of entering a conspiracy with Diack and Melnikov against opening proceedings on doping-abuse charges in regard to Russian athlete Lilia Shobukhova. The later allegedly transferred money to the officials at the issue to avoid suspension after caught using performance enhancing drugs
The WADA Independent Commission was set up and began its work in early 2015, following a series of German documentaries on the alleged mass use of performance enhancing drugs among Russian athletes.
Balakhnichev held the post of the president of ARAF since 1991 and he resigned in 2015 following a chain of high-profile doping scandals involving Russian track and field athletes.