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Monaco: Ban on Russian athletes will continue into 201702:47

Monaco: Ban on Russian athletes will continue into 2017

Monaco, Monaco
December 1, 2016 at 21:55 GMT -00:00 · Published

The ban on Russian athletes will run into 2017 after Rune Anderson, chief of the Task Force which is monitoring Russia's anti-doping programme, did not give any dates for the country's return to athletics, speaking in Monaco, Thursday.

Speaking at a press conference, Andersen said that the Task Force would "report again on progress at the council's next meeting in February 2017."

He added that "one of the key remaining issues is how to demonstrate the IAAF and RUSADA - once it is reinstated - will be able to conduct anti-doping programmes in Russia without outside interference."

But the Task Force chief was also positive about the progress made so far, which he said included "rolling out anti-doping education modules for coaches and athletes, securing cooperation from the Russian criminal authorities with their French counterparts, and the Russian parliament."

Monaco: Ban on Russian athletes will continue into 201702:47
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The ban on Russian athletes will run into 2017 after Rune Anderson, chief of the Task Force which is monitoring Russia's anti-doping programme, did not give any dates for the country's return to athletics, speaking in Monaco, Thursday.

Speaking at a press conference, Andersen said that the Task Force would "report again on progress at the council's next meeting in February 2017."

He added that "one of the key remaining issues is how to demonstrate the IAAF and RUSADA - once it is reinstated - will be able to conduct anti-doping programmes in Russia without outside interference."

But the Task Force chief was also positive about the progress made so far, which he said included "rolling out anti-doping education modules for coaches and athletes, securing cooperation from the Russian criminal authorities with their French counterparts, and the Russian parliament."

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