IAAF maintains ban on Russian athletics over doping scandal

first_img Next IAAF maintains ban on Russian athletics over doping scandalRussia’s athletics federation was suspended in 2015 following a WADA report that found evidence of widespread doping in sport in the country.advertisement Reuters New DelhiMarch 11, 2019UPDATED: March 11, 2019 17:15 IST Photo for representation (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRussia’s athletics federation has been suspended since 2015The IAAF’s governing council discussed the possibility of lifting the ban at a meeting in DohaHowever, Rune Andersen, chair of the IAAF’s Russia Taskforce, said Moscow had yet to meet two conditionsWorld athletics governing body IAAF said on Monday it had decided not to lift a ban on Russia’s athletics federation over doping, saying it was still waiting to receive data collected from Moscow and financial compensation for its investigations.Russia’s athletics federation (RUSAF) has been suspended since 2015 following a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) report that found evidence of widespread doping in the sport.The IAAF’s governing council discussed the possibility of lifting the ban at a meeting in Doha on Sunday and Monday. But Rune Andersen, chair of the IAAF’s Russia Taskforce, said Moscow had yet to meet two conditions.”Logistical” issues had held up financial compensation, including for the taskforce’s costs and legal costs in cases Russia had brought to the courts, he said. And the IAAF had not yet not received analytical data and samples from a Moscow lab, which are now still being assessed by WADA.”Those (issues) need to be resolved. As soon as we have everything we need… we will seriously reconsider and recommend to the IAAF council for reinstatement (of Russia),” he said.Russian authorities have denied their doping programme was “state-sponsored” but have accepted that senior officials were involved in providing banned substances to athletes, interfering with anti-doping procedures or covering up positive tests.Russia’s reinstatement has been rejected on numerous occasions by the IAAF over the past three years. Should it fail to meet conditions in the coming months, it could risk missing out on sending a team to September’s world athletics championships in Doha, Qatar.advertisementSince 2015, some individual Russian athletes have been allowed to compete internationally as neutrals provided they met certain criteria that showed they had operated in a dope-free environment.Also Read | Solskjaer on Man United’s defeat to Arsenal: Lost a game we did not deserve to loseAlso Read | Manchester United’s Young wants more player protection after pitch invasionFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow IAAFFollow Russia doping banFollow WADAFollow Russia doping sportlast_img read more

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Harris Harrell help Clippers hold off Kings 133121

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Tobias Harris scored 28 points, Montrezl Harrell added 24 and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Sacramento Kings 133-121 on Thursday night.Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 17 points, and Avery Bradley and Danilo Gallinari had 16 apiece as the Clippers won their ninth in 10 games. Los Angeles extended its streak in Sacramento to 12 games.Bogdan Bogdanovic scored a career-high 26 for Sacramento. Marvin Bagley III added 18 points and 10 rebounds.Kings coach Dave Joerger faced questions before the game about problems between he and the team’s front office after The Athletic reported that Joerger asked assistant general manager Brandon Williams to leave the team’s shootaround earlier Thursday.It comes less than two weeks after a report by Yahoo Sports suggesting that Joerger was in trouble with management over his handling of the team’s younger players, specifically Bagley, the second overall pick who has come off the bench in all 21 games this season.“My job is to make sure that we are as prepared as we can be for the task in front of us and to try to limit as much distractions as possible,” Joerger said. “I think the sunshine on this team, this group of players, and our city has been as high as it’s been since I’ve been in the NBA. I’m just trying to keep the distractions to a minimum with our group. I love the game. I know that this is just part sometimes that comes with it.”The Kings held together pretty well against Los Angeles before Harris and Harrell helped the Clippers pull away in the fourth quarter.After Bogdanovic’s layup cut the Clippers’ lead to 112-108, Harris and Harrell combined for 11 consecutive points including a pair of three-point plays by Harrell.The teams exchanged 42-point quarters in the first half.Los Angeles led by 18 in the first quarter but Sacramento went on three big runs in the second quarter and closed within 71-68 at halftime.TIP-INSClippers: Los Angeles hasn’t lost in Sacramento since March 19, 2013. . Martin Gortat had nine points in 18 minutes after getting into early foul trouble. Gortat picked up his third foul with five minutes left in the first half. . Los Angeles shot 68 per cent (17 of 25) in the first quarter.Kings: Bagley left the game in the fourth quarter with back tightness. . The 42 points scored by Los Angeles matches the most allowed in a single quarter by Sacramento this season.UP NEXTClippers: Play at Dallas on Sunday.Kings: Host Indiana on Saturday.__More AP NBA:https://apnews.com/tag/NBAandhttps://twitter.com/AP_SportsMichael Wagaman, The Associated Press read more

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