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Athletics: Russia confident of ticking IAAF boxes for Olympic spot

MONACO: The IAAF has given Russia a tight two-month stay of execution to get its anti-doping house in order, but Moscow insists it is confident Russian athletes will compete in the Rio Olympics.
Russia was suspended in November after revelations of state-sponsored doping and widespread corruption, the IAAF setting up an independent taskforce to monitor the athletics powerhouse’s compliance to the verification criteria for re-entry to international competition.
Taskforce head Rune Andersen, a former World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) director, recommended to the IAAF Council that while Russia had made some advances, they simply were not enough for the moment.
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Source: The Manila Times

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