Following its session in Vienna on June 17, the IAAF decided to keep in force the suspension of the All-Russia Athletics Federation’s (ARAF) membership in the global athletics body, reports TASS.
The suspension implied that Russian field and track athletes were ineligible to take part in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil except those, who proved to be doping-clean.
The IAAF announced last week that it amended the organisation’s regulations in order to allow field and track athletes from Russia to submit individual applications for international tournaments.
July 4 was set as the deadline for the submission of individual applications with the 2016 Summer Olympics scheduled to be held in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro between August 5 and 21. “It’s a meeting via teleconference,” the statement from the IAAF said.