IAAF to decide in June on Russian athletes’ Olympics participation
IAAF expected to rule on Russian athletes in June: Russian's federation was suspended for alleged state-sponso... https://t.co/rpcHjtJws1— Rio 2016 (@Rio_2016_Live) 21 April 2016
Russia was suspended from the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in November of last year, following accusations of widespread doping.
The Rio Olympics begin on 5 August, with the athletics program starting on August 12.
Russia recently announced a series of reforms of its anti-doping body (RUSADA), which it hopes will pave the way for the lifting of the IAAF ban and will allow Russian athletes to compete at the Rio Olympics this summer.
Under the measures, all Russian athletes aiming to compete in Rio will have to undertake at least three independent, externally administered anti-doping checks before the Games begin in August.