Russia to stay banned from athletics, announces IAAF
Last Updated: 06/03/18 3:34pm
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has announced it will uphold Russia's ban on competing in the sport.
Despite Russian athletes being allowed back into Olympic competition, the IAAF said the country's anti-doping body RUSADA had met some requirements for reinstatement, but not all of them.
The world governing body's medical expert Rune Andersen said its anti-doping task force had "recommended to the IAAF Council and the Council accepted that RUSAF (the Russian athletics federation) not be reinstated".
Andsersen added: "While many reinstatement conditions had been met, there are several that have still not been satisfied.
"For example, RUSAF and RUSADA have still not provided a test distribution plan for 2018 that shows an adequate amount of testing of Russian athletes."
Andersen added that RUSAF "has still not demonstrated that it has fixed previous legal issues that meant it was unable to enforce provisional doping bans."
The International Olympic Committee lifted its ban on Russia at the end of the Pyeongchang Winter Games last month.
Russia had been banned from the Olympic movement over allegations it put in place a system of state-sponsored doping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games.
A team of 168 Russians competed in Pyeongchang under the banner of Olympic Athletes from Russia.Several Russian athletes took part in last week's World Indoor Championships in Birmingham competing as neutrals - including the winners of the women's and men's high jump competitions, Mariya Lasitskene and Danil Lysenko.