Russia to miss summer’s World Athletics Championships

Written by February 7, 2017 12:09

London, Feb 7: Russia will miss this summer’s World Athletics Championships after it’s governing body – IAAF voted to extend their suspension from international competition for state-sponsored doping.

However, some Russians may be able to compete under a neutral banner, if they can satisfy testing criteria.

Russia was suspended by the IAAF in November 2015, meaning athletes missed the Rio Olympics last year. The country is now not expected to be fully reinstated until November.

London will host the World Championships between 4-13 August.

More than 1,000 Russian athletes were part of a state-sponsored doping programme between 2011 and 2015, according to the McLaren report, commissioned by Wada and published in December.