Russian athletes still compete as neutral in Doha

Russian athletes still compete as neutral in Doha

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Doha, Sep 24 : Russian athletes are permitted to attend the upcoming Doha athletics World Championships as authorize Neutral Athletes as the IAAF has yet to reinstate the status of the Russian Athletics Federation (RusAF).

In the Council meeting of world athletics governing body IAAF here on Monday, Rune Andersen, the independent chairman of the IAAF Taskforce, said there was "a recurring problem" of banned coaches working with athletes.

Andersen said for now it was hard to tell if the reported measures taken by RusAF will work, therefore the associated conditions for reinstatement have not been met."Therefore in Doha, 30 Russian athletes will take part in the competition as authorised neutral athletes.

The Doha world championships run from September 27 to October 6. (XINHUA)