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Russia: Athletics Federation to file lawsuit against IAAF suspension 00:57

Russia: Athletics Federation to file lawsuit against IAAF suspension

Russian Federation, Cheboksary
June 20, 2016 at 12:15 GMT +00:00 · Published

Secretary General of the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF), Mikhail Butov, stated that Russia will file a lawsuit against the International Association of Athletics Federations' (IAAF) decision to maintain Russia's ban, in Cheboksary, Monday.

Butov stressed that the ARAF has already contacted layers as well as IAAF for further details regarding the so-called neutral athletes' status. "We checked absolutely all the possibilities and sent already request to IAAF to explain what it means. Because there are a lot of questions over the details of this status," he said.

On Friday, the IAAF announced that they had voted unanimously to maintain Russia's athletics ban, during a press conference in Vienna. The decision means that the Russian track and field team will not compete at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro which kick off on August 5. The RusAF was first suspended from international competitions for alleged participation in extensive doping in November 2015.

Russia: Athletics Federation to file lawsuit against IAAF suspension 00:57
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Secretary General of the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF), Mikhail Butov, stated that Russia will file a lawsuit against the International Association of Athletics Federations' (IAAF) decision to maintain Russia's ban, in Cheboksary, Monday.

Butov stressed that the ARAF has already contacted layers as well as IAAF for further details regarding the so-called neutral athletes' status. "We checked absolutely all the possibilities and sent already request to IAAF to explain what it means. Because there are a lot of questions over the details of this status," he said.

On Friday, the IAAF announced that they had voted unanimously to maintain Russia's athletics ban, during a press conference in Vienna. The decision means that the Russian track and field team will not compete at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro which kick off on August 5. The RusAF was first suspended from international competitions for alleged participation in extensive doping in November 2015.