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Russia: IAAF taskforce conclude meetings in Moscow02:14

Russia: IAAF taskforce conclude meetings in Moscow

Russian Federation, Moscow
January 12, 2016 at 16:29 GMT +00:00 · Published

A taskforce from the IAAF concluded two days of meetings in Moscow, on Tuesday. Their discussions were held with representatives from the Russian Olympic Committee Independent Commission, Russian Athletics Federation and the Russian government.

The talks concerned the inspection and verification process for the re-entry of Russian Athletics into the IAAF, following its suspension on 26th November.

Rune Andersen, chairman of IAAF taskforce, stressed that their meetings had been "frank and open." He said, "We have discussed comprehensive testing of Russian athletes; we have seen that Russian athletics is wanting to make a difference."

The former head of the Russian Athletics Federation, Valentin Balakhnichev, was issued with a life ban along with two other people by the IAAF’s Ethics Commission due to the doping scandal, on 7th January. A representative of Balakhnichev's said his boss would consider appealing against the ban.

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A taskforce from the IAAF concluded two days of meetings in Moscow, on Tuesday. Their discussions were held with representatives from the Russian Olympic Committee Independent Commission, Russian Athletics Federation and the Russian government.

The talks concerned the inspection and verification process for the re-entry of Russian Athletics into the IAAF, following its suspension on 26th November.

Rune Andersen, chairman of IAAF taskforce, stressed that their meetings had been "frank and open." He said, "We have discussed comprehensive testing of Russian athletes; we have seen that Russian athletics is wanting to make a difference."

The former head of the Russian Athletics Federation, Valentin Balakhnichev, was issued with a life ban along with two other people by the IAAF’s Ethics Commission due to the doping scandal, on 7th January. A representative of Balakhnichev's said his boss would consider appealing against the ban.