Russia to Remain Banned From Olympics After Doping Scandal | ABC News


Russian track-and-field athletes will remain barred from international competition over a doping scandal, the world athletics’ governing body announced today before this summer’s Olympics in Brazil.

After meeting in Vienna, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) decided not to reinstate Russia’s track and field federation, which has been suspended from international competitions after it was implicated in an elaborate alleged state-sponsored doping cover-up in November.

Russia is the first country to be excluded from the Olympics over doping. Its track-and-field athletes are banned from the Rio de Janeiro Games.

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